A former General Secretary of the People’s National Convention(PNC) Atik Mohammed has expressed his disappointment at the cost slapped on Member of Parliament(MP) for Ningo-Prampram Sam Dzata George by a High Court in Tema after the latter sought to restrain the Electoral Commission from holding a workshop in his constituency.
A Tema High Court presided over by Justice Eugene Nyante Nyadu on Thursday struck out an application by the National Democratic Congress MP who was seeking to restrain the Electoral Commission(EC) from holding a scheduled workshop in the Ningo-Prampram constituency.
Sam Nartey George through his lawyers Godwin Dzah and Justice Srem Sai, in an application ex parte, instituted an action seeking to injunct the EC from holding the said internal meeting with its staff at the Escape Hotel in Prampram. They believed should the EC go ahead with its planned meeting with its staff outside their office premises, they would be breaching paragraph (1) (a) (i) and (ii) of the Executive Instrument (EI) 64 of 2020, that imposed restrictions on meetings such as public gatherings, church services in the country and further spread of the novel Coronavirus.
The court however struck out the case based on procedural infractions of filing their case and went ahead to slap a cost of Ghc 6,000 against the applicant.
In a Facebook post seen by MyNewsGh.com, Mr Atik Mohammed who doubles as a Convener of pressure group Mass Action Committee (MAC) described Mr. Sam George as a hooligan who was shot down by the law.
“One hooligan shot down by the law, many more to follow. My only disappointment is the amount awarded as cost. We cannot accept and we will not allow these democratic hooligans to roll back the wheels of our dark history,” he wrote on Facebook sighted by MyNewsGh.com
It would be recalled that the two had earlier engaged in a hot exchange of salvos after the NDC MP stormed the Escape hotel to disrupt a meeting of the electoral commission.
Atik Mohammed further called for the arrest of all other persons threatening mayhem in relation to the compilation of a new register by the electoral commission.
“For those of them with suicidal tendencies shouting “we will kill one another” during the registration, I dare say those tendencies will disappear after a visit to the police,” he added.