Saturday, February 27, 2021
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Peter Amewu Is MP-Elect For Hohoe Constituency – Supreme Court Judges

Peter Amewu Is MP-Elect For Hohoe Constituency - Supreme Court Judges

The Supreme Court has declared Peter Amewu as Member of Parliament elect for the good people of Hohoe constituency.

A High Court in Ho granted an interim injunction restraining the Electoral Commission (EC) from gazetting John-Peter Amewu, New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP-elect for Hohoe Constituency.

The respondents in the case were the Electoral Commission, Wisdom Kofi Akpakli, Hohoe Municipal Electoral Officer, Mr. Amewu, and the Attorney-General.

The HO court ordered the MP-elect from presenting himself to be sworn-in as the MP for Hohoe Constituency or hold himself as such with the order lasting for 10 days.

The case was heard by Justices Paul Baffoe-Bonnie, Gabriel Pwamang, Samuel Marful Sau, Nene Amegather, Ashie Kotey Mariama Owusu, and Lovelace Johnson.

In a suit, the state has asked the apex court to declare the injunction by the lower court as null and void and to further stop it from hearing the substantive case brought against Mr. Amewu and the Electoral Commission.

The State argued in the suit that the High Court’s ruling “constituted a patent error” because it could not hear the matter.

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