General News of Tuesday, 26 February 2013
Three Ghanaians have declared their intention to file a writ at the Supreme Court over the continuous non-recognition of President Mahama’s legitimacy by the NPP.
The three, Sam George, Sumaila Bielbiel and Spencer Quaye say the petition at the Supreme Court will pray the highest court to interpret the 1992 Constitution and determine whether the main opposition New Patriotic Party’s non-recognition of President Mahama’s legitimacy is constitutional or not.
Sam George and Spencer Quaye are known members of the ruling National Democratic Congress’s Communication team.
The third petitioner, Sumaila Bielbiel is the Plaintiff who challenged former Bawku MP Adamu Daramani Sakande’s nationality in court until the latter was convicted to a two year term but later released through a Presidential amnesty.
The 2012 Flagbearer Nana Akufo Addo of the NPP and two co-petitioners have filed a writ challenging the results of last year’s election.
The Party and its minority in Parliament has therefore resolved to boycott all polices, decisions and activities connected to President Mahama.
They say participating in such events will make nonsense of Nana Akufo Addo’s petition against the President and the Electoral Commission.
One of them, Spencer Quaye told XYZ News that they deem the comments and actions of the NPP and its Minority with regards to President Mahama’s legitimacy as a usurpation of the powers of the Supreme Court which is yet to make a ruling on the NPP Flagbearer’s petition.
Meanwhile, Member of Parliament for Builsa North, James Agalga says he would drag the entire Minority side in Parliament before the Privileges Committee for their actions.