Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram Samuel George is considering filing contempt charges against the Electoral Commission (EC) for holding a training workshop in his constituency despite a court injunction.
The workshop for directors and deputy directors was held at the Escape Hotel in Prampram.
The exercise forms part of the Commission’s preparation towards the compilation of a new voters’ register.
On April 24, the MP secured an injunction, restraining the Electoral Commission from holding the workshop in his constituency.
The ex-parte injunction, granted by the Tema High Court, took effect from Friday, April, 24 to Monday, April 27, 2020.
“It is hereby ordered that the respondent and all persons claiming through the respondent (EC) refrain from holding the workshop or conference scheduled to take place at the Escape Hotel Prampram from the 24th of April, 2020,” Justice of the High Court, Eugene Nyante Nyadu ruled on Friday.
Despite this ruling, however, the EC has gone ahead with the training, leaving Sam George displeased.
“What is going in there is an illegality that has been established by the competent court of jurisdiction of the country. The Electoral Commission led by the by Jean Mensa and Bossman Asare are flouting the orders of the court,” he said
In response to whether he would consider contempt charges against the EC, he said “that is an option that is available to us. I am having that conversation already with my lawyers.”
The Ningo Prampram MP also accused President Akufo-Addo of backing the move which he describes as irresponsible.
“The Electoral Commission is doing what they are doing because they have the tacit approval and support of the Flagstaff House. President Akufo-Addo is endorsing the illegality and irresponsibility of the Electoral Commission and this is the man who claims to be a doyen of the rule of law,” he added.
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