“I am not too well”- Asante Akyem north MP tells court


The Member of Parliament for Asante Akyem north constituency, Andy Kwame Appiah-Kubi who is facing for committal for Contempt has told has told the High court, he is unwell.

In a letter signed by the lawyer for the MP, Emmanuel Bright Atokoh ESq, stated, unfortunately, counsel is not well.

He told to the High Court to adjourn to Tuesday, October 27, 2020.


“Counsel respectfully and humbly prays the matter is adjourned to Tuesday, the 27th day of October , 2020. Sorry for any inconvenience caused”, it stated.


But the Judge rejected the plea and adjourned the case to October 8, 2020


The proceedings are for the MP carrying himself about as New Patriotic Party’s Parliamentary Candidate Asante Akyem North Constituency and branding cars and making billboards and posters as elected candidate.

According to the lawyers, the MP had continuously been treating the court with disrespect and levity as he contemptuously engaged in a purported outdooring ceremony as parliamentary candidate for the NPP.


“That among others, the Respondent has, contemptuously, mounted billboards/posters advertising himself as parliamentary candidate”, the suit read in part, adding that the MP recently superintended in an inauguration ceremony for a purported campaign team on August 24, 2020. 


The applicants further aver that Mr. Appiah-Kubi “has with impunity continued his contemptuous acts in such deliberate manner intended to bring and bringing the authority of the court and the administration of justice into disrepute.”


“That this court must protect the judicial system from abuse and from being treated with levity as Respondent has done and will continue to do unless punished”, the applicants continued. 

Sitting continues on September 23, 2020.


Background


The NPP suspended the parliamentary primary in the Asante Akyem North Constituency in the Ashanti Region following a court injunction. Some of the delegates filed for the injunction arguing that their names have been removed from the register for the election.

The incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Andy Kwame Appiah-Kubi is contesting the seat with Kwadwo Baah Agyemang, a former MP for the area.

Mr. Appiah-Kubi defeated Baah Agyemang in the last NPP primary and went ahead to win the parliamentary election to enter the Legislative House.


Baah Agyemang has, however, staged a come back in what political watchers

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