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Kennedy Agyapong’s Contempt Case Goes To The Wire At The Supreme Court Tomorrow

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The Supreme Court will tomorrow, Wednesday, October 13, decide on an application challenging the jurisdiction of the High Court to rule on a contempt case against MP for Assin Central, Mr Kennedy Agyapong.

Members of the Court which included Justices Baffour Bonne as President, Yaw Appau, Gabriel Pwamang, Amadu Tanko, and Yuonne Kulendi, directed that the MP’s application be studied by the Attorney General office and argue the case in Court on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

This was after the High Court Registrar had opposed Mr. Agyapong’s application without recourse to the Attorney General.

The outspoken and controversial legislator is facing charges for allegedly insulting a Justice of the High Court with unprintable words on a live television programme.

He has however pleaded not guilty to contempt after he was charged with scandalising the court and bringing its name into disrepute.

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Akufo-Addo’s Lawyers To File Response To Mahama’s Amended Election Petition

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Lawyers of President Akufo-Addo have prepared a response to the amended election petition of the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama.

Speaking to Citi news, Henry Nana Boakye, spokesperson for the President’s legal team said the response is in line with a directive by the Supreme Court.

“By the natural sequence of events, once the petitioner has sought the audience of the court to make some amendments in their petition, it is only proper that the respondent also does the same by today.  The Supreme Court gave an order that if you have any response to the amended petition, you should file it today.”

He further indicated that the legal team will insist on its preliminary objection for the case to be dismissed.

“They do not have to waste the court’s time on these issues because the facts they have presented do not support their case.”

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Video: I Haven’t Said NPP Is The Majority; Time Will Tell – Bagbin Clarifies

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The Speaker of Parliament, Mr Alban Bagbin has clarified his earlier declaration of the NPP group as the majority group in Parliament.

Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, at this morning’s sitting, declared the NPP as the majority group in Parliament after reading the letter submitted to him by the MP for Fomena.

This was after the Speaker read openly the letter of intent submitted to him by the honorable MP for Fomena, Andrew Asiamah Amoako in which the honorable member informed the Speaker of his desire to do business with the NPP group.

However, moments later, the honorable speaker clarified his earlier declaration by saying that he has not declared the NPP as the majority.

According to him, pending the many court litigations, time will tell who becomes majority eventually.

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Afenyo Markin Explains Why NPP MPs Went To Parliament At 4am; Cites Punctuality

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Member of Parliament for the Efutu Constituency, Alexander Kwamina Afenyo-Markin, has given justification for the unusual early arrival of Members of Parliament of the NPP caucus to Parliament on Friday.

Members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Caucus in Parliament surprisingly showed up as early as 4am in Parliament today.

Many have suggested they were there to occupy the Majority seat before their opponents NDC arrived.

However, speaking to Asaase Radio, Afenyo Markin explained that the MPs, who are mostly newbies in the house came early to avoid lateness.

I don’t see any controversy arising out of who is sitting where and all that. My understanding is that we have been urged to be punctual, and our first-timers have resolved to seeing to punctuality and ensuring that they take their parliamentary work seriously.”

“Today is our first day of regular sitting and I am pretty sure as you may be aware our colleagues have gotten to the chamber ahead of time to acclimatize themselves, to read their papers, fraternize and prepare for today’s activities and I should think that is in order.”

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