Dorcas Afo Toffey, the embattled MP for Jomoro, has lost her appeal to modify her answer to a petition filed against her by one Joshus Emuah Kofie, a resident of Jomoro.
The application was dismissed by the court, which was presided over by Justice Dr. Richard Osei Kyere , on the grounds that the legislator, who is the applicant, had failed to comply with the court’s earlier order to exhibit proof of renunciation.
According to the court, though the MP was supposed to furnish them with proofs of her renunciation, she rather filed an application to amend an answer in the petition brought against her, which the court has regarded as gross disregard of their directive for her to make available her renunciation certificate.
In his ruling, the judge, Justice Dr Richard Osei Kyere warned the MP of how non-compliance of court order can culminate into several consequences for her.
However, the court has struck out her application to modify her answer to the petition filed against her.
On 22nd June 2021, the NDC MP was ordered by a High Court in Sekondi to produce documents that prove the renunciation of her Ivorian citizenship.
The Sekondi High Court, presided over by Justice Dr Richard Osei Kyere, gave the MP 10 days to make available these documents.
The High Court’s order was made to help in an ongoing case where the legitimacy of Dorcas Affo-Toffey is being challenged to hold the position of a Member of Parliament in Ghana.
Hon. Dorcas Affo-Toffey was challenged for having dual citizenship, contrary to the expressed provision of Article 94 (2) (a) of the 1992 constitution of Ghana, which states that “a person shall not be qualified to be a member of Parliament if he or she – (a) owes allegiance to a country other than Ghana.”