Court Stops EC from Gazetting Peter Amewu as MP for Hohoe

The Ho High Court has placed an interlocutory junction on the Electoral Commission (EC) and the Hohoe Municipal Election Director, Wisdom Akpali from gazetting John Peter Amewu as Member of Parliament (MP) elect for Hohoe in the Volta Region.

The Court decision followed an ex-parte application filed by two Citizens of the SALL, the four electoral areas that were disenfranchised in the Parliamentary elections on. December 7, 2020.

Mr Tsatsu Tsikata who led the legal team for the applicants argued that the applicants they were denied the right to vote in the parliamentary elections in the Hohoe constituency.

As the results the applicants who were affected by the EC unilateral decision filed the application for the enforcement of their fundamental human rights specifically their right to vote.

Tsatsu Tsikata and Peter Amewu

The Court presided by Justice George Boadu, ordered restraining Peter Amewu from holding himself as MP elect or present himself to be swear in parliament as MP elect.

The EC issued directives on the election eve to prevent the natives of the Guan district in the Oti Region from voting.

They being voting in the Hohoe Constituency and the EC assured them they would be allow to vote at their Mother Constituency, Hohoe until a new constituency is created.

But unknown to them, the EC had a secret plan to disenfranchise them from voting to elect their representation in Parliament.

Mr Amewu notably has become the first candidate from the NPP to win the parliamentary seat in Hohoe since 2000.
He won against Professor Magarent Kwaku after money was displayed polling centres with huge margins.

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Story By: Felix Nyaaba

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