The Minority in Parliament has accused the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) of using the courts to attempt to win majority seats in Parliament.
Addressing a press conference after the Cape Coast High Court had annulled the Assin North constituency parliamentary election, leader of the Minority, Haruna Iddrisu, said the governing NPP wants to use the courts to change the 137-137 seats for both parties.
“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.”
A Cape Coast High Court has annulled the parliamentary elections in the Assin North constituency in the 2020 parliamentary elections.
The court presided over by Justice Kwasi Boakye, ordered for fresh elections to be conducted in the constituency.
The court, in its ruling, said the MP, Joe Gyaakye Quayson, violated constitutional provisions and other statutory provisions that guide Ghana’s elections.