Hohoe Case: Supreme Court quashes Ho High Court injunction on Amewu

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The Supreme Court has by a majority decision quashed the Ho High Court injunction which sought to prevent the gazetting of John Peter Amewu as the Member of Parliament elect for Hohoe.

The injunction was granted by the High Court after some residents of Santrokofi, Akpafu, Likpe and Lolobi (SALL) argued that the Energy Minister ought not to be sworn in as the MP because they did not partake in the December 7, 2020 parliamentary election but only voted in the Presidential election.

This followed an announcement by the EC on December 6, 2020.

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SALL which used to be part of the Volta Region was carved out and became part of the new formed Oti Region.

After the election, five individuals led by the NDC Parliamentary Candidate for Hohoe, Prof Margaret Kweku, sent a human rights application to the Ho High Court.

On December 23, 2020, the Ho High Court, presided over by Justice George Buadi, placed an injunction on the gazetting of the NPP MP-elect for Hohoe, Mr John Peter Amewu.

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But the Supreme Court by a 5-0 decision ruled that the trial judge erred in granting the interim order.

The court has therefore set aside the reliefs in nature of petition at Ho High Court.

 

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