The Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa is delighted after court dismissed the election petition case seeking a judgment to declare the Jomoro Constituency seat vacant.
Jomoro MP, Hon. Dorcas Toffey in the last few months has been battling a case after she was dragged to court and accused of holding Ivorian citizenship at the time she contested for her seat.
A Sekondi High Court on Monday, November 21, dismissed the election petition challenging the eligibility of the NDC Member of Parliament.
The presiding judge, Justice Dr. Richmond Ose, while making reference from Article 48 of the Ivorian Nationality Code, ruled that the first respondent Dorcas Affo-Toffey was eligible to contest as she had amply satisfied the requirements needed for her to renounce and also lose her Ivorian citizenship.
Reacting to the court verdict, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has joined the Jomoro MP to celebrate the victory.
He was in court on Monday to provide support for her colleague MP and immediately took to social media to express his delight after the court ruling.
“Congratulations to Jomoro MP, the NDC’s Hon. Dorcas Toffey for her victory in the NPP’s election petition against her as determined in a Takoradi High Court this morning.
“The overwhelming verdict of the Jomoro people has been protected, and the NDC Caucus in Parliament remains intact,” Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa posted on Facebook.