Members of the Minority summon to appear in court today, Monday, January 4 over their march to the Electoral Commission head office in Accra have failed to honour the invitation.
Myjoyonline report, the Minority MP’s, twenty in number including the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu were absent when the case was called at the Accra Circuit Court 11, forcing the judge to adjourn the case without a new set date.
The MPs affected include Deputy Minority Leader, James Klutse Avedzi, Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak, Ningo Prampram, MP Samuel George, former Deputy Interior, Minister James Agalga, John Jinapor, Rockson Dafiamekpor, Adam Mutawakilu, Ebenezer Terlabi, Dr. Kwabena Donkor, A. B. A. Fuseini, Kofi Buah, Rashid Pelpuo and Richard Quarshigah.
The rest are Collins Dauda, Yussif Jahja, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, and Kunbungu MP Ras Mubarack. NDC Deputy General Secretary Peter Otukunor is the other individual charged in connection with the alleged offences.
Police Drag Minority MP’s to court
The MPs were dragged before the court by the Ghana Police Service following their march to the Electoral Commission on December 23, 2020 to present a petition to the commission over their grievances with the 2020 elections.
They were among other things demanding from the EC re-collation of the parliamentary election results of Techiman South Constituency.
Statement of Offence
The police in a statement of offence said the minority MPs failed to notify the police before holding the special event contrary to sections 1, 2 and 9 of the Public Order Act.
They were among other things charged with unlawful assembly contrary to section 202 of the Criminal Offences Act and acting in a like manner to breach peace.