The Supreme Court of Ghana says there is no basis for the claim that Justice Clemence Honyenuga will be biased in a case brought on behalf of the people of Santrokofi, Akpafu, Likpe, and Lolobi (SALL).
Residents of SALL participated in the Presidential election on December 7, 2020, but were exempted from taking part in the Parliamentary Election by the Electoral Commission.
They were formerly part of the Hohoe Constituency of the Volta Region before the township was carved out to be part of the present-day Oti Region. However, they are yet to be added to any constituency, the Commission has said.
The residents are challenging the Parliamentary results in Hohoe – their former Constituency which was won by Energy Minister, John Peter Amewu.
In a preliminary objection raised by Tsatsu Tsikata, lawyers for the residents, he claimed Justice Honyenuga who is one of five judges hearing the matter is a longstanding friend of Mr Amewu therefore he will not be neutral in his determination of the matter.
He asked for a full trial to establish his claim but Deputy Attorney-General, Godfred Yeboah Dame opposed the application.
“[The] application is totally frivolous and is meant to frustrate the process before you [the Supreme Court],” Mr Dame he said.
The apex court panel comprising Justices Appau (presiding), Marful Sau, Gertrude Torkonoo, Clemence Honyenuga and Issifu Omoro Amadu Tanko held the allegation has no substance and dismissed the application.