Two National Democratic Congress (NDC) MPs have filed a suit asking the Supreme Court to revoke the appointment of Otiko Djaba, the minister for gender, children and social protection.
The plaintiffs, Ernest Henry Norgbey and Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, MPs for Ashaiman and Juaboso constituencies respectively, say Otiko did not do her national service and thus is not eligible for a ministerial appointment.
In their writ, the MPs prayed the court to declare that: "...upon a true and proper interpretation of the provisions of the constitution particularly Article 94 (2)(g) of the constitution" allowing Madam Djaba to continue as Minister "is in contempt of section (7) of the Ghana National Service Act, Act 426.”
They requested a declaration that the swearing in of Madam Djaba was null and void and has no effect whatsoever.
“We also want an order directed at the second defendant restraining her from acting or purporting to act as Minister of State until such a time she completes her national service or duly granted an exemption in accordance with the National Service Act,” the writ said.