Minority leader and ten other members of parliament on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will be facing the Accra Circuit court on Monday, 4th January 2021 over the minority MPs’ demonstration to the Electoral Commission’s headquarters on December 23, 2020.
The minority MPs have been charged with unauthorized assembly for refusing to give the police a prior notice before embarking on the protest which violates Section 1(1) and (2) and 9(a) of the Public Order Act, 1994(Act 491).
The MPs mentioned in the suit are Sam George (MP for Ningo Pramram), Muntaka Mubarak (MP for Asawaase), John Abdulai Jinapor (MP for Yapei Kusawgu), Rockson Dafeamekpor (MP for South Dayi) and Ras Mubarak (MP for Kumbungu).
Other lawmakers involved in the unlawful protest are Adam Mutawakilu (Damongo MP), Ebenezer Terlabi (Lower Manya Krobo MP), Dr. Kwabena Donkor (Pru East MP), Alhaji Fuseini (MP for Sagnarigu), and Kwabena Minta Akando (MP for Juaboso).
These lawmakers have been sued for not notifying the police before embarking on a demonstration to present a petition at the headquarters of the Electoral Commission.