The Ho High Court on Wednesday, 23 December 2020, granted an interim injunction to restrain the Electoral Commission (EC) from gazetting the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) parliamentary candidate in the just-ended polls, John Peter Amewu, as the Member of Parliament (MP)-elect for the Hohoe Constituency in the Volta Region.
The interim injunction granted by the court, presided over by Justice George Buadi, follows an ex parte application by eligible voters in the newly-created Guan district.
The applicants were also praying the court to restrain Mr Amewu from presenting himself to be sworn in as MP for the area or from holding himself out as such.
The eligible voters, who are residents in the newly-created districts which include Santrofi, Akpafu, Likpe, and Lolobi, were not allowed to vote in the December 7 parliamentary elections.
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As a result of the creation of the Oti Region and the subsequent creation of the Guan District which includes Santrokofi, Akpafu, Lolobi and Likpe (SALL), the Electoral Commission of Ghana gave a directive that the people of SALL should not vote in the parliamentary election in the Hohoe Constituency on December 7.”
Mr Amewu polled 26,952 votes to beat the main opposition National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) Margaret Kweku, who polled 21,821 votes.
Meanwhile, the EC has revealed that it will begin the process of creating a new constituency in the Guan District when Parliament commences in 2021.