*Update on Jomoro constituency MP court case…*
In the last proceedings from the court, the case was adjourned to today Monday, 24th October, 2022.
The expert witness from Cotê Ivoire who is a lawyer appeared to be cross examined.
The lawyer for the petitioner started by asking the witness how he’s known Hon. Dorcas Affo Toffey and he answered by saying that it’s only this month that he’s known her but went ahead to explain that he’s only here in Ghana to give a witness relative to the laws of Cote d’Ivoire as far as dual citizenship is concerned..
It must be noted that the cross examination turned to be an education for the lawyers of the petitioner and the judge himself as the witness highlighted in details all the laws relating to citizenship.
The lawyer for the petitioner at some point asked whether the witness had seen the letter the first respondent wrote to the ministry requesting for the renunciation of her citizenship. The witness answered by saying that he has seen it with his eyes and it’s even in the archives of the government of Cote d’Ivoire as a public document.
He went on to explain to the court that, article 48, 49 and 52 of the laws in Cote d’Ivoire states clearly that, once a citizen of Cote d’Ivoire applies for another citizenship in another country, that person AUTOMATICALLY ceases to be a citizen of Cote d’Ivoire.
In summary, the witness who happens to be an expect lawyer explained everything to the court to the amazement of all who were present and that left the lawyer for the petitioner to end his cross examination.
The Electoral Commission’s witness, Mr Samuel Mensah was also crossed examined by both the petitioner’s and first respondent’s lawyers. In short, Mr Samuel Mensah indicated Hon. Dorcas complied with the regulations governing the 2020 parliamentary elections.
All lawyers in the case have been asked to submit their written submissions to the court latest by 7th November 2022.
The case has since been adjourned to Monday, 21st November, 2022 for final judgement.
Present today in court
* Mr. Totobi Kwakye
* Nana Toku, regional chairman
* Mr. Kirk Mensah, regional Communication Officer
*Mr. Joseph Nelson, regional secretary
* Anthony Armah Benle.. constituency chairman
* Emmanuel Ndarko Benle… Constituency secretary
* Ernest Anaman… constituencyYouth organiser
* Habibu Issah… Constituency treasurer
* Benedict Boadi… Constituency organiser.
* Dr. Horba
* Patricia Entsuah… Dep. Treasurer
* Adolf Kwaw… Dep youth organiser
* Nyamekeh Lenrie.. Constituency Communication Officer