-The party has filed a petition to place an injunction on Kofi Adams swearing-in
-It says it has been looking for the Buem MP-elect to serve him the writ
-Adams was elected MP-elect for the constituency in the 2020 polls
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The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) is on a manhunt for the Member of Parliament-elect for the Buem Constituency, Kofi Adams.
Adams is being sought after by the party to serve him a writ after it filed an injunction suit against him at the Hohoe High Court.
This comes barely 24 hours to his swearing-in on Thursday, January 7, 2021, as a member of the eighth parliament.
“We are looking for Kofi Adams to serve him,” the national campaign manager of the NPP in the 2020 general elections, Peter Mac Manu, was quoted as saying.
The NPP is contesting the validity of the parliamentary outcome that saw Adams elected to represent the constituents of Buem in the Oti Region in the eighth parliament.
The party argues the parliamentary election was not held in some 13 electoral areas of Santrokofi, Akpafu, Lolobi, and Likpe, thereby disenfranchising residents there.
Adams was declared the winner of the polls on the ticket of the NPP, securing 18,560 votes of the valid votes cast while Lawrence Kwame Aziale of the NPP had 6,854 votes, a difference of 11,706 votes.
In other news, Haruna Iddrisu expressed optimism he will be the Majority Leader in the eighth parliament.
His remarks come ahead of the dissolution of the seventh parliament later today, Wednesday, January 6, 2021.
The Tamale South lawmaker insists that the NDC won both the Techiman South and the Sefwi seats contrary to the results declared by the Electoral Commission (EC), giving it a working majority in the next parliament.
Meanwhile, President Nana Akufo-Addo and the EC entered a notice of appearance in the election petition case filed by former President John Dramani Mahama at the Supreme Court.
On December 30, 2020, Mahama filed a petition to challenge the outcome of the presidential elections. According to the results declared by Mensa, Akufo-Addo won.
He collected 51.302% of the votes to defeat the flagbearer of the NDC, former President Mahama, who polled 47.359%.
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