Court orders Jomoro MP to produce documents on dual citizenship renunciation

Adiembra (W/R), June 22, GNA - A Sekondi High Court has ordered the Member of Parliament (MP) for Jomoro, Madam Dorcas Affo-Toffey, to produce a document as evidence that she indeed renounced her Ivorian citizenship before filing to contest the 2020 Parliamentary Election.

Madam Affo-Toffey, whose counsel is Mr Edudzie Tamakloe, is being challenged on her alleged dual citizenship.

This follows a lawsuit filed by a resident of Nuba-Mpataba in the Jomoro Constituency of the Western Region, Mr Joshua Emuah Kofie, whose counsel is Mr Frank Davies, challenging the National Democratic Congress MP.

According to the applicant, the MP was not qualified to represent the people in Parliament on grounds of dual citizenship.

The court, presided over by Justice Dr Richmond Osei Hwere, asked the MP to comply with the order and furnish the Registrar at the Court at Adiembra, with the said documents.

The document should be ready for inspection within 10 days starting Tuesday, June 22, it said.