A leading member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Otchere-Darko, has reacted to the dismissal of the election petition against Dorcas Affo-Toffey by the Sekondi High Court.
Reacting to the petition in a tweet, Gabby Otchere-Darko said it is refreshing to be amply reminded that the legal system works.
“Congrats! It is refreshing to be amply reminded that the legal system works! That, Lady Justice remains blind,” Gabby said in the tweet.
A petition challenging the eligibility of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Jomoro, Dorcas Affo-Toffey has been dismissed by the Sekondi High Court.
One Joshua Emuah Kofie filed the petition challenging the nationality of the Member of Parliament for Jomoro, Dorcas Toffey.
Passing judgement today, 21st November 2022, the court presided over by Justice Dr. Richmond Osei Hwere declared the MP eligible on grounds that she lost her Ivorian citizenship at the very time she acquired her Ghanaian Citizenship.
Joshua Emuah Kofie had alleged that the MP held multiple nationalities, including American and Ivorian citizenships, and therefore was ineligible to contest and be elected MP.
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Dorcas Affo-Toffey, however, denied having American and Ivorian citizenships.
Present in court were Edudzi Tamakloe, James Agalga, Marrieta Brew Oppong, a former Attorney General, Former National Security Minister, Kofi Totobi Quakye.
The MP for Ellembelle, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, Embattled Assin North MP, James Gyekye Quayson and Western regional NDC Executives were also present to support the MP.
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