Just in: Supreme Court rules in favour of Amewu: clears him to go to parliament

Just in: Supreme Court rules in favour of Amewu: clears him to go to parliament

- The Supreme Court has quashed the decision of the Ho High Court aimed at stopping Peter Amewu from holding himself as MP-elect of Hohoe seat

- It quashed the interim injunction placed on the gazetting the electoral results of the Hohoe parliamentary

- Amewu can freely go to parliament and would be sworn into the eight parliament

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The Supreme Court has quashed the interim injunction placed on the gazetting the electoral results of the Hohoe parliamentary results showing Peter Amewu as winner.

A five-member panel of the Supreme Court quashed the decision of the Ho High Court aimed at stopping Peter Amewu from holding himself as MP-elect of Hohoe constituency.

By this, Peter Amewu can freely go to parliament and would be sworn into the eight parliament of the fourth republic to represent his constituency.

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Just in: Supreme Court rules in favour of Amewu: clears him to go to parliament
Just in: Supreme Court rules in favour of Amewu: clears him to go to parliament
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The parliamentary election in the Hohoe Constituency resulted in the declaration of the New Patriotic Party's John Peter Amewu as the winner, having obtained 26,952 (55.18%) of the popular votes.

On December 22, 2020, the results of the parliamentary elections nationwide were gazetted by the Electoral Commission.

But on December 23, 2020, NDC PC in the Hohoe Constituency, through the Ho High Court, placed an injunction on the results after claiming a violation of their human rights in the Hohoe Constituency

The Attorney General on December 29, filed a motion on notice at the Supreme Court praying the court to quash the decision of the Ho High Court.

In other news, there was a bit of a subtle war of words traded between Ghana's Majority and Minority leaders in Parliament following the delivery of President Akufo-Addo's State of the Nation Address.

Majority leader Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu after the delivery of the last State of the Nation Address of the 7th Parlemanet of the 4th Republic, moved for proceedings to go on.

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However, the Minority leader of Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu, before seconding the motion, quizzed why the death of people in Techiman in line with alleged election violence was missing from the president's address.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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