A Hohoe High Court, on Wednesday, January 6, adjourned a case before it seeking to place an “order of perpetual injunction” preventing the swearing-in of Kofi Adams as Buem MP-elect.
The decision by the Court was as a result of failure on the part of applicants to serve Mr Kofi Adams, the first Respondent, with his writ.
Mr Frank Davies, Lawyer for the petitioners, elucidated that the case had been adjourned indefinitely “because the Court directed that service should be effected on Kofi Adams,MP-elect for Buem constituency.
“The applicants were unable to serve him, so the proceedings for today have been stultified. We will attempt to serve him and come back”.
The National Campaign Manager of the NPP for the 2020 election, Peter Mac Manu had disclosed that with some few hours for the case to be called, the MP-elect for Buem was yet to be served since he has not been located earlier on.
“We are looking for Kofi Adams to serve him because the case is coming on at the Hohoe High Court. We are not doing ex-parte. It is on notice so on Wednesday we will meet him at the Hohoe court,”.
Lawyers for the first Respondent and the second Respondent were not in court.
The Awake News has accumulated that the Electoral Commission, second Respondent were served.
Some 13 electorates from the Oti Region have sued Kofi Adams, National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP-elect for the Buem Constituency and the Electoral Commission (EC) in a Hohoe High Court for debarring them from the December 7 parliamentary polls.
The 13, who are residents of Santrokofi, Akpafu, Lolobi and Likpe (SALL), filed a suit at the Hohoe High Court challenging the election of Mr Adams.
The petitioners in their suit argue that they were disenfranchised when parliamentary elections were not held in 13 electoral areas of Santrokofi, Akpafu, Lolobi and Likpe (SALL) where they were expected to cast their ballot.
The petitioners are therefore seeking an “order of perpetual injunction restraining Kofi Adams from holding himself out as Member of Parliament-elect for the constituency and or presenting himself to be sworn in as such.”
They are also seeking a cancellation of the elections held in the constituency and the conduct of a new one which will include the 13 electoral areas.