A Sekondi High Court has ordered the Member of Parliament (MP) for Jomoro in the Western Region, Dorcas Affo-Toffey to produce a document or documents showing that she indeed renounced her Ivorian citizenship before filing to contest the 2020 parliamentary election.
The court asked the NDC MP to comply with the order in 10 days starting from today.
A resident of Nuba-Mpataba in the Jomoro District, Joshua Emuah Kofie has filed a writ at a Sekondi High Court challenging the NDC MP for the area, Dorcas Affo-Toffey, to produce evidence of her renounced dual citizenship in court.
According to the applicant, the MP was not qualified to contest to be the people’s representative in the Legislature.
Mr. Kirk Mensah, Western Regional Communication officer for the NDC in an interview with the media after the court ruling expressed his disappointment in the ruling.
He argued that he cannot comprehend why a lesser court will order a discovery when the Supreme Court during the 2020 election petition dud not grant same.
In spite of this, he was of the view that the legal team of the party will meet and make a decision on the ruling
Mr. Nedede Siah, Western Regional Chairman of the NPP also in an interview with the media said the ruling party will push the NDC candidate to show documents that prove she indeed renounced her citizenship before contesting the polls.