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AG invokes Supreme Court supervisory jurisdiction to quash Ho High Court injunction of Hohoe MP-elect

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The State has filed a case at the Supreme Court challenging the order of the Ho High Court that granted an injunction against the swearing-in of John Peter Amewu as Member of Parliament for the Hohoe Constituency.

The State consequently wants the decision of the Ho High Court to be quashed and also the court stopped from hearing the substantive case brought against Mr. Amewu and the Electoral Commission.

In the suit, the State said the ruling from the court “constituted a patent error” since it did not have the capacity to hear the matter. The Ho High Court on December 23, presided over by Justice George Buadi, granted an interim injunction restraining the Electoral Commission from gazetting NPPs John Peter Amewu as MP for Hohoe.

This was after an ex parte application by residents in the Guan district who were not given the opportunity to vote in the Parliamentary election. Eligible voters within areas in the newly created district, namely Santrofi, Akpafu, Likpe, and Lolobi, were only allowed to take part in the Presidential election on December 7 this year.

The applicants were represented in court by Tsatsu Tsikata and are demanding the enforcement of their fundamental human right to vote. The substantive matter is yet to be heard. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court is expected to hear the new case filed by the State on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

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