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Supreme Court strikes out Dafeamekpor’s application against approval of new ministers

The South Dayi MP Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor filed an application contesting the approval of new ministerial and deputy ministerial nominations, but it was dismissed by the Supreme Court.

In his case, Mr. Dafeamekpor argued that the most recent ministerial selections were not lawful. In an attempt to overturn the President’s power to choose ministers and deputy ministers without the consent of Congress, he petitioned the Supreme Court to intervene.

The Supreme Court, however, denied Mr. Dafeamekpor’s motion and upheld the President’s constitutional authority to nominate people in this manner.

Simultaneously, it was disclosed in court that the South Dayi MP’s lawyers rejected certain court filings. These included the Attorney General’s opposition to a temporary court order and the notice of hearing.

This was discovered when the plaintiff and his lawyer were not present in court on Wednesday when the matter was called.

The plaintiff’s lawyer, Nii Kpappo Addo, had instructed a staff member not to take any documents from the Supreme Court, the Chief Justice, who presided over the bench, observed.

After being informed about the instruction by the South Dayi MP’s lawyer’s team, the bailiff swore he had to leave the notice of hearing and the Attorney General’s opposition to the temporary court order.

Godfred Yeboah Dame, the Attorney General, contended that this was inconsiderate of the court. Nevertheless, he requested the court to consider the motion for a temporary court injunction.