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Injunction case against Kofi Adams adjourned

BY: Jemima Achivors
Mr Kofi Adams

The Hohoe High Court has directed applicants seeking to place an injunction on Member of Parliament-elect for the Buem Constituency, Mr Kofi Adams, to serve him with the summons.

The court yesterday adjourned the case due to the inability of the applicants to notify the first respondent, Mr Adams of the petition seeking to prevent him from presenting himself to be sworn-in as MP-elect for Buem or from holding himself as such.

Counsel for the petitioners, Mr Frank Davies, told the media, that they would attempt to serve him and return to court.

Meanwhile, lawyers for the first respondent and the second respondent were absent in court.

The second respondent, the Electoral Commission (EC), according to information gathered, were, however, served.

Background

Messrs Stephen Brempong, Johnson Addo, Titus Ayivor, Fuseini Abdul-Rahman and Wing Commander Emmanuel Kusi Apietu (retd) are part of 13 voters from the Oti Region who have sued National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament-elect for the Buem Constituency, Mr Kofi Adams, and the EC at the Hohoe High Court for disenfranchising them in the December 7, 2020, parliamentary election.

The complainants, who are residents of 13 electoral areas in Santrokofi, Akpafu, Lolobi and Likpe (SALL), filed a suit and a petition challenging the election of Mr Adams and seeking a cancellation of the December 7 parliamentary election respectively.

The petitioners are also seeking the conduct of a new election which would include their 13 electoral areas to allow them to cast their vote.

Meanwhile, the lawyer for the complainants said the petitioners would come back to court when they were able to serve Mr Adams.