For 16 APC MPs… Judgement Day Soon

 

 By Thomas S. Kembay

High Court Judge Hon. Justice Momohjah Stevens at the closure of the elections petition case against 16 sitting Members of Parliaments (MPs) of the main opposition All People’s Congress (APC), last Friday, 10th May, 2019 informed parties in the matter that anytime soon he would deliver judgement as to who among the 16 is eligible be a law maker in the Fifth Parliament of the Second Republic.

It could be recalled that after the 7th March 2018 parliamentary elections both the ruling SLPP and the main opposition APC filed counter law suit regarding the election results at the High Court.

The ruling SLPP had file a petition against 21 sitting MPs of the main opposition APC – 16 from the Western Area and 5 from the North.

The 5 petitions in North were initially thrown out of court for lack of evidence, the petitioners appealed at the Appeals Court and it was for the second time thrown out for the same reason.

The remaining 16 petitions in the Western Area were divided with seven allocated to Justice Komba Kamanda who had by the end of April completed hearing and are pending ruling. The nine remaining were allocated to Justice Momojah Steven who commenced hearing on the on Friday 3rd May, 2019 and completed it last Friday, 10th May, 2019.

Both judges have informed that the date for the ruling will be communicated to all parties.