Hohoe: Defeated NDC MP Professor Margaret Kweku petitions court to annul Amewu’s victory

Hohoe: Defeated NDC MP Professor Margaret Kweku petitions court to annul Amewu’s victory

- Professor Margaret Kweku is bent on having the parliamentary election in Hohoe re-ran

- She alongside four others petitioned the High Court in Ho to annul the election result

- John Peter Amewu won the election for the NPP

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Former MP for Hohoe, Professor Margaret Kweku, has beseeched the Ho High Court to annul the results of the 2020 parliamentary election in the constituency.

John Peter Amewu, the former minister of energy won the elections. He won the seat for the governing NPP by collecting 26,952.

Hohoe: Defeated NDC MP Professor Margaret Kweku petitions court to annul Amewu’s victory
Hohoe: Defeated NDC MP Professor Margaret Kweku petitions court to annul Amewu’s victory Image credit: John Peter Amewu|Lorlornyo FM and modified by author
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Kweku, who was the parliamentary candidate for the NDC in the election, was joined by four others in asking the Ho High Court to set aside the election results for a fresh one to be conducted.

Before the inauguration of the eighth parliament on Thursday, January 7, 2021, an injunction was against the former energy minister, putting his swearing-in in limbo.

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The injunction was granted after some residents of SALL argued that the Electoral Commission’s failure to allow them to participate in the election breached their rights.

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

In other news, the MP for Builsa South, Clement Apaak, disclosed that former President John Dramani Mahama was crucial in the nomination of Alban Bagbin for the position of Speaker.

According to him, Bagbin’s nomination for the position was a “decision made by our NDC leader, John Dramani Mahama.”

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Therefore, they fought for him to win, “his victory, as the world saw, via a secret ballot,” Apaak wrote in a statement, reported Starrfm.com.gh.

Bagbin took the oath of office as the Speaker of Ghana’s eighth Parliament on Thursday, January 7, 2021.

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Meanwhile, the NDC said it will not acknowledge Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as Ghana’s president.

The flagbearer of the NDC in the 2020 polls, John Dramani Mahama, rejected the outcome of the elections as declared by the chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa.

He filed a petition at the Supreme Court to in his words remove doubts in the minds of Ghanaians over the credibility of the electoral process.

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