The Supreme Court of Ghana has by a unanimous decision quashed the order of injunction brought against the Member of Parliament (MP) elect for Hohoe, granted by a Ho High Court.
The court in a 5-0 decision argued that the trial judge erred in granting the interim order.
Supreme Court by a unanimous decision upholds Deputy AG Godfred Dame’s arguments that Ho High Court does not have jurisdiction to hear Tsatsu Tsikata’s case on the Amewu petition. Subsequently, John Peter Amewu shall remain duly elected as MP for Hohoe.
Dame’s contention that the case argued by Tsikata was not a human rights issue at all has thus triumphed.
The apex court agreed with Dame that Tsikata, the NDC legal luminary had rather presented an election petition scantily clothed as an abuse of the human rights or disenfranchisement of the people of Santrofi, Akpafu, Lolobi and Likpe..
Panel Chair, Yaw Apau declared that Amewu had nothing to answer for. “He only stood for the elections. He was not the Electoral Commission and he did not determine the boundaries of the constituency or the persons eligible to vote in the constituency.” John Peter Amewu cannot therefore suffer an injunction to his election, the Supreme Court Judges opined.