The National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, has expressed disappointment in the Cape Coast High Court in annulling the results of the Assin North constituency election.
According to him, the decision by the court is a travesty of justice.
Speaking to the media, the Chairman noted that the parties to the petition had gathered from a directive from the Supreme Court that due processes are followed to transfer the case to the apex court of Ghana for hearing.
“We were at the court premises as early as 8:00am,” he told journalists in Twi. “But try as our lawyers did to file the motions as per the directives of the Supreme Court, the registrar at the Cape Coast High Court locked up his offices until 9:00am.
He said: “We tried all other means to access the registrar but all proved futile.”
He further accused the cashiers of being part of a scheme to frustrate them.
“At 9:00am when we were finding all means to get these court officials to file those processes, the judge was in the chamber to pronounce judgement on the case when our lawyers and even representatives of the MP, against whom the petition was filed, were not available.”
He also claimed that it may have been deliberate on the part of the judge to stop them from filing the processes on Wednesday.
The court was presided over by Justice Kwasi Boakye.
He ruled against James Gyaakye Quayson for holding dual citizenship at the time of the elections.