A Sekondi High Court presided over by Justice Dr. Richmond Osei Hwere has dismissed an election petition seeking to challenge the eligibility of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Jomoro Constituency in the Western Region Dorcas Afo Toffey.
This implies that, the Member of Parliament for the Jomoro Constituency will continue to be the MP of the constituency.
Dorcas Afo Toffey was sued for competing for the Jomoro Constituency election in 2020. It was alleged that, she was not qualified to compete in the election since she held a dual citizenship but the court dismissed this case Tuesday, 21st November, 2022 at the Sekondi High Court.
In 2021, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Ghana including their former MP for Jomoro, Elder Paul Essien took Dorcas Afo-Toffey to Sekondi High Court to sentence her and declare her Parliamentary seat as vacant for by-election to be held.
They claimed before the court that Dorcas Afo-Toffey doesn’t qualify to be MP in Ghana because she was a citizen of Ivoire Coast.
Dorcas Afo-Toffey testified before the court that she wasn’t a citizen of Ivoire Coast but a Ghanaian.
Lo and behold, on Monday, November 21st, 2022, the Presiding Judge gave his final verdict and said the NPP don’t have a good case and therefore struck out their case.
However, Sekondi High Court has reaffirmed the legitimate Dorcas Afo-Toffey as Jomoro Member of Parliament (MP).
Moreover, the Petitioner, Joshua Emuah Kofie, an NPP member from Nuba of Jomoro Constituency of the Western Region is expected to pay compensation to Dorcas Afo-Toffey.