The Ho High Court presided over by Justice George Buadi grants interim injunction restraining the Electoral Commission of Ghana from Gazetting John Peter-Amewu as the Member of Parliament for Hohoe Constituency.
This was after an ex-parte application was argued in court by Tsatsu Tsikata for the applicants who hail from the towns who were prevented from voting in the parliamentary elections in the Hohoe constituency.
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They have brought an action for enforcement of their fundamental human rights specifically their right to vote.
Prior to the December 2020 Polls, the Electoral Commission of Ghana has issued a notice to prevent the people of Akpafu and Lolobi Traditional Areas referred to as the Guans from voting in the Parliamentary elections.
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The people who voted in the primaries of both political parties thus; National Democratic Congress and New Patriotic Party were denied their Constitutional right to vote in the Parliamentary elections.
According to the Electoral Commission’s statement on 6th December, 2020, about 12hours to the December 7th elections restrained the people of Akpafu and Lolobi in the Hohoe Constituency from voting in the Parliamentary elections. The statement therefore stated that, they can only vote in the Presidential election.
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Ho High Court presided over by Justice George Buadi saw this as unconstitutional and has granted interim injunction restraining the Electoral Commission of Ghana from Gazetting John-Peter Amewu as the Member of Parliament for Hohoe Constituency.
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See the statement below.
Ghana is very interesting. How can the guans voted in the presidential without the parliamentary as well?