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Court throws out ‘sneaky’ NPP lawyers seeking to take seat from MP-elect

Two lawyers last Thursday got their faces hit in the Central Region as they sneaked into a courtroom in Cape Coast to injunt a Member of Parliament (MP) elect.

Frank Davis and Garry Nimako, The Herald picked up had gone to the courtroom representing the New Patriotic Party (NPP), seeking to injunct the MP-elect on the ticket of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

The grand scheme, The Herald picked up is to use the courts to overturn the victories of most of these constituencies won by the NDC to enable the NPP get majority in Parliament.

The President’s powerful cousin, Gabby Asare-Otchere Darko, has in a Facebook post announced that there would soon be a by-election in the country without specifying which constituency.

But The Herald’s information is that Thursday’s embarrassing incident happened in Cape Coast High Court 3 when Garry Nimako and Frank Davies working for the NPP sneaked into courtroom to move an ex-parte motion injuncting the NDC PC elect for Assin North, James Gyakye Quayson from being sworn into Parliament on January 6, 2021.

But unknown to them, one of the NDC senior lawyers in the region was quietly seated in the courtroom waiting to challenge their dubious suit whose sole aim is to reduce the number of NDC seats in Parliament to enable NPP have majority it desperately need.

 

The judge, after hearing the parties refused to grant the NPP the injunction.

The court, however, set today, Monday, January 4, 2021 to hear the substantive case.

Also in the courtroom, The Herald learnt was the MP-elect together with some NDC executives.

The Herald is informed that the two lawyers, were in the court pushing claims that James Gyakye Quayson, was a Canadian citizen, hence couldn’t be in the Ghanaian Parliament, since he had not denounced his Canadian citizenship.

It, however, emerged that the MP-elect had long renounced his Canadian citizenship.

He produced documents to the court to show that indeed, he has no other nationality apart from Ghana.

The Herald is informed that the courtroom witnessed a heated exchange between the NDC lawyers and those of the NPP.

The NPP has announced that it has issues with some five constituency results which were declared for the NDC and will be fighting for them.

Interestingly, the ruling party has not disclosed the names of those constituencies unlike the NDC which has mentioned Techiman South, Zabzugu, Tarkwa-Nsuayem, Esikado-Ketan and others.

While the NDC in the specific case of Techiman South, has moved to collate the results of Techiman South and shown its pink sheets to the public, the NPP has not been able to, except to insist that it had won that constituency, adding its pink sheets were used by the Electoral Commission (EC) to declare Martin Adjei-Mensah Korsah as winner.

Same NPP through the Deputy Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Godfred Yeboah Dame was last week at the Supreme Court to file an ex parte motion on the controversial Hohoe constituency parliamentary election.

The Supreme Court sits later today to hear whether the Ho High Court erred in granting the injunction against John Peter Amewu preventing him from holding himself as MP-elect and getting sworn into parliament on 6 January 2021 as the MP for Hohoe in the Volta Region.

 

Source: The Herald

 

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