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NPP Using The Courts To Regain Majority Seats – Minority Laments

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The Minority in Parliament has accused the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) of influencing the courts to earn them majority seats in Parliament.

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This comes after the annulment of the 2020 parliamentary elections in the Assin North constituency by a cape coast High Court.

The court presided over by Justice Kwasi Boakye, ordered for fresh elections to be conducted in the Assin North constituency.

The case of the petitioner is that the MP at the time of filing to contest the 2020 parliamentary elections, had not renounced his Canadian citizenship and thus held dual nationality.

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Handing his judgement on Wednesday, the judge said the MP, Joe Gyaakye Quayson violated constitutional provisions and other statutory provisions that guide Ghana’s elections.

However, Minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu insists there is an attempt to change the 137-137 seats for both the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the NPP by the governing party through the use of the courts.

“We in the Minority remain unshaken, we are confident that is our seat and will remain our seat, and we will contest the ruling. The judge erred both in law and in fact. It is a travesty of justice but what is worrying, we don’t want to believe that the courts of Ghana have been captured and that the courts of Ghana have become forums being used surreptitiously to tilt the balance of power.

“We are equal, 137-137. What is happening is the courts now being used to tilt the balance of power and to weaken time tested historical notion of checks and balances. Justice must not only be done, but must be manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done,” Haruna Iddrisu told the press on Wednesday.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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