Amewu cleared by Supreme court to go to Parliament


John Peter Amewu has been cleared by the Supreme Court by a unanimous decision to go to Parliament as Member Parliament elect for the People of Hohoe.

The Supreme Court quashed a decision of the Ho High Court, granting an interim injunction to stop the Electoral Commission from gazetting the 2020 Parliamentary election results of the Hohoe Constituency.

The five-member panel presided over by Justice Yaw Appaw held that the application of the interested parties from their own submissions both at the High Court in Ho and at the Supreme Court suggests that they were seeking the enforcement of their fundamental human rights to vote in the elections organized by the Electoral Commission.

To this end, there is no justifiable reason why the election of the MP -elect for the Hohoe Constituency, John Peter Amewu, should be a matter of contention to necessitate an interim injunction order to stop the gazetting of the results.

According to the court, if the interested parties are seeking the enforcement of their fundamental human rights, their action should be directed at the Electoral Commission and not the duly elected MP for the Hohoe Constituency.

The Supreme Court also held that the High Court Judge erred in its decision to grant an interim injunction against the gazetting of the Hohoe Parliamentary election results in the 2020 general elections.


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