Supreme Court quashes Ho High Court order against John Amewu

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The Supreme Court has quashed an order of the Ho High which placed an injunction on the gazetting of the NPP MP-elect for Hohoe, Mr John Peter Amewu.

The apex court has also quashed another order by the Ho High Court which placed an injunction on the EC from presenting Mr Amewu to parliament as MP -elect for Hohoe

This decision by the court followed a certiorari application filed by the Attorney -General.

In a unanimous decision today, a five -member panel of the apex court held that the Ho High Court had no jurisdiction to grant the two orders.

According to the court, the orders by the court were in the nature of parliamentary election petition, but the original case which led to the orders were a human rights violation case and therefore the Ho High Court had no jurisdiction.

Consequently, the court quashed all the proceedings on December 23, 2002 during which the Ho High Court, presided over by Justice George Buadi granted those two interim orders

The Supreme Court , however, declined to prohibit Justice Buadi from hearing the rest of the case which relates to the alleged human rights violations

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Ellis Ferdinand is the Founder of Education Ghana Media Network ,a parent Company of EducationGhana.net ,an Online Education News Blog and Education Television, an Online Digital Television Channel. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast respectively, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. Awards Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He was adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria.
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