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Supreme Court To Abronya DC: Serve ‘Double-Salaried’ MPs With Writ Via Substituted Service

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The Supreme Court has ordered Bono East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Baffoe, alias Abronya DC, to serve a writ on Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu, and eight other former appointees of Ex President John Mahama.

Last year, the outspoken NPP Chairman petitioned the Supreme Court, asking it to interpret Article 98 of the 1992 Constitution.

The provision forbids Members of Parliament from holding any other office of profit or earn other emoluments, whether private or public, and whether directly or indirectly, unless with the Speaker’s permission and on the condition that conflict of interest concerns, are not raised and the MP’s core responsibilities are not compromised.


As a result, and on the basis of Article 78(3) of the Constitution, Abronya DC requested that the Supreme Court directs or compels former Ministers/Deputy Ministers in the Mills-Mahama administrations who were also elected Members of Parliament between 2009 and 2016, to pay back to the Republic, all double salaries received during that time.

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Article 78(3), in the spirit of Article 98, also prohibits Ministers of State from holding any other profit or emolument-producing office.

The 12 defendants in the case are; Minority Leader and former Trade and Industry Minister, Haruna Iddrisu, Alhassan Azong, Fifi Fiavi Kwetey, Eric Opoku, Abdul Rashid Hassan Pelpuo, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, Mark Owen Woyongo, Comfort Doyoe Ghansah, and Aquinas Tawiah Quansah.

The rests are; the Controller and Accountant General and the Attorney-General.

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On Thursday, Seth Gyapong Oware, a lawyer for Abronya DC, told the single-judge Supreme Court that serving the writ invoking the Court’s original jurisdiction and the applicant’s Statement of Claims on 9 of the 12 defendants in the case has become nearly impossible. As a result, he requested that the Court allows them to serve the processes through substituted service.



His Lordship, Clemence Honyenuga, while giving the authorization of the application, said “good and substantial reasons have been urged for the grant of the application.”

He ordered that copies of the writ invoking the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, and Statement of Claims be posted on the notice boards of the Supreme Court, Parliament, and the High Court at the Law Court Complex, and for the same to also be published in the “Daily Guide” and “Daily Graphic” Newspapers.

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