Attorney General files an application to remove injunction against Peter Amewu, Hohoe MP-elect being sworn in on December 7th,2020.

This comes after about 6days ago, a High Court in Ho granted an interim injunction restraining the Electoral Commission (EC) from gazetting John-Peter Amewu, New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP-elect for Hohoe Constituency has been granted by Justice Mr. George Buadi.

The respondents in the case were the Electoral Commission, Wisdom Kofi Akpakli, Hohoe Municipal Electoral Officer, Mr. Amewu, and the Attorney-General.

The HO court ordered the MP-elect from presenting himself to be sworn-in as the MP for Hohoe Constituency or hold himself as such with the order lasting for 10 days from today.

The case was heard by Justices Paul Baffoe-Bonnie, Gabriel Pwamang, Samuel Marful Sau, Nene Amegather, Ashie Kotey Mariama Owusu, and Lovelace Johnson.

Attorney General files application to remove injunction against Peter Amewu, Hohoe MP-elect being sworn in

But in a new tweet by a leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and a cousin to President Akufo-Addo, Gabby Otchere-Darko this morning it was revealed that the injunction had been invoked by the Attorney general.

He wrote that AG has filed an application to invoke the supervisory jurisdiction of the Supreme Court for an order directed at the High Court, Ho, for the Supreme Court to quash the orders of the High Court, Ho, given 23rd Dec, placing an injunction against the Hohoe MP-elect being sworn in.

Below is the post from his Twitter account.

Lawyer of the applicants, Tsatsu Tsikata, had argued for the ex parte motion, said the injunction was necessary because his clients who hailed from towns within the Hohoe constituency were prevented from voting in the parliamentary elections that saw John Peter Amewu elected as Member of Parliament for Hohoe.

BREAKDOWN

Amewu may be sworn in at parliament because the courts are closed but the injunction may have been overturned during the break.