Supreme Court throws out case against Amewu; maintains him in Parliament

Supreme Court throws out case against Amewu; maintains him in Parliament

- The Supreme Court has thrown out a review application brought against John Pater Amewu

- The application was to overturn the court's decision allowing the Electoral Commission (EC) to gazette Amewu as MP for Hohoe

- The application came after the court overruled two injunction orders by the Ho High Court

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The Supreme Court has thrown out a review application to overturn its decision allowing the Electoral Commission (EC) to gazette John-Peter Amewu as MP for Hohoe.

The seven-member review panel did not give reasons for the dismissal of the application in court.

The application came after the apex court overruled two injunction orders by the Ho High Court restraining the EC from gazetting Amewu and also presenting him to Parliament as the MP-elect for Hohoe.

Supreme Court throws out case against Amewu; maintains him in Parliament
Supreme Court throws out case against Amewu; maintains him in Parliament
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On December 23, 2020, five people from Santrokofi, Akpafu, Likpe and Lolobi (SALL), led by NDC's parliamentary candidate, Prof. Margaret Kweku, went to court challenging the decision of the EC to not allow the people of SALL to vote in the parliamentary election.

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It was their case that the EC breached their rights to vote to be represented in Parliament and ultimately partake in the democratic process of the country.

The panel which quashed the injunction said the Ho High Court had no jurisdiction to grant those orders.

In other news, a nine-member committee has been constituted by the speaker of parliament, Alban Bagbin to look into a petition presented to parliament by two majority shareholders of uniBank and UT Bank.

The petitioners are calling for an investigation into the conduct of the Bank of Ghana and the Ghana Stock Exchange in the revocation of their licenses.

The committee will be chaired by the First Deputy Speaker and Member of Parliament (MP) for Bekwai, Joseph Osei-Owusu.

Other members are Alexander Afenyo- Markin, Joe Ghartey, Patrick Yaw Boamah, Samuel Atta-Akyea, James Klutse Avedzi, Cassiel Ato Forson, Isaac Adongo, and Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare.

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