Two-year legal battle was only to distract me – Jomoro MP

MP for Jomoro in the Western Region Dorcas Affo-Toffey (middle)

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Jomoro,  Dorcas Affo-Toffey has said that the two-year legal battle over her seat was only to distract her from performing her parliamentary duties.

On Monday November 21, a Sekondi High Court dismissed an election petition seeking to challenge her eligibility.

The presiding judge, Justice Dr. Richmond Ose, while making reference from Article 48 of the Ivorian Nationality Code, ruled that the first respondent Affo-Toffey was eligible to contest as she had amply satisfied requirements needed for her to renounce and also lose her Ivorian citizenship.

In a tweet reacting to the verdict, she said “At long last the frivolous petition challenging my nationality as a member of parliament for the good people of Jomoro has accordingly been dismissed by the Sekondi high court today. This two-year battle was only to distract me from performing my parliamentary duties.”

“I’m grateful to H.E John Dramani Mahama, Uncle Kofi Totobi Quakyi and the NDC legal team most especially lawyer Godwin Kudzo Tameklo for their unflinching support.

“I would also extend my profound gratitude to the minority caucus in parliament, All NDC executives at National, Regional, Constituency and Branch levels and the good people of Jomoro and the entire NDC fraternity for their prayers and encouragement.”

By Laud Nartey||Ghana

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