Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, has explained why Members of Parliament (MPs) of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) did not appear in court despite being summoned.
Minority legislators were sued by the State for marching to the head office of the Electoral Commission (EC) to protest against the results of the 2020 elections.
The State has sued the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, and 10 other members of the minority caucus in Parliament over their march to the Electoral Commission’s head office in Accra on Tuesday, December 22, 2020.
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The NDC MPs were expected to appear before the Accra Magistrate Court on Monday, January 4, 2021, after being summoned.
However, none of the legislators appeared in court, forcing the Accra Circuit Court 11 to adjourn the case.
Addressing the press in Parliament, Mr. Iddrisu said the Minority MPs failed to show up in court because they were not served with any court summons.
He noted that the charged NDC MPs will not honour any “social media invitations” from the state.
“We don’t respond, and we will not respond to social media invitations by the Ghana Police Service. I have not been personally served as is the requirement of the law as well as many of my colleagues,” the Minority Leader said.
“The Ghana police service is allowing itself to be used as a tool of manipulation,” Mr. Iddrisu added.
The NDC MPs sued by the State include Samuel George and John Abdulai Jinapor.
Others are Rockson Nelson Etse Kwami Defiamekpor, Ras Mubarak, Mutawakilu Adam, Ebenezer Okletey Yerlabi, Dr Kwabena Donkor, Bashir Alhassan Fuseini and Kwabena Mintah Akando.
Meanwhile, the court has adjourned the case to Tuesday, January 19, 2021.
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