Deputy Attorney General, Godfred Yeboah Dame has told the Supreme Court that he believes the residents of Santrokofi, Akpafu, Likpe, and Lolobi (SALL) should have been allowed to vote in the Parliamentary elections contested in the Buem Constituency.

This was after the EC in a statement dated 6th December 2020 said the SALL residents who fall within the Guan District could not vote in the parliamentary elections because the constituency that should have been created for them has not been done.

The Deputy Attorney-General who is in the Apex Court asking that it stops the Ho High Court from hearing a case challenging the election of John Peter Amewu as Hohoe MP disagrees with the EC’s view.

He told the Apex Court on Monday that CI 128 which came into force in August 2020, places the Santrokofi, Akpafu, Likpe and Lolobi (SALL) areas under the Buem constituency.

The EC, he said should therefore have allowed them to vote in the parliamentary elections.

Tsatsu Tsikata who represents the SALL residents says this view by the Attorney-General’s office is an admission that rights have been breached making the High Court the appropriate forum.

The Attorney General’s office wants the Ho High court to be restrained from proceeding to hear a case that aims to stop swearing in Energy Minister John Peter Amewu as Hohoe MP.

The residents of Santrokofi, Akpafu, Lolobi and Likpe (SALL) say their rights have been breached since they were not allowed to vote for a member of parliament.

The Supreme Court has meanwhile adjourned proceedings to January 5 to deliver its ruling on the matter.

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