Hon. Annor Dompere, Member of Parliament for Nsawam Adoagyiri Constituency and Majority Chief Whip in Parliament has called on the minority in parliament to respect the High Court ruling on the Assin North parliamentary case.
The majority believes that the statement was uncalled for and had no basis and one that seeks to disrespect the integrity of the judiciary.
The majority in parliament is therefore urging the minority side to appeal the decision of the Cape Coast High Court, rather than making utterances that do not augur well for the country’s democracy.
He made this statement in an interview with a section of the media at parliament in response to a statement made by the Minority leader, Hon. Haruna Iddrisu concerning the Cape Coast High Court ruling on the Assin North parliamentary case.
‘’If a court gives a judgment, we have various structures in the judiciary system that grievances could be channelled through, therefore, if you disagree with the judgement you have to take it to the appeals court and further it to the supreme court if you are still not satisfied’’ he indicated.
He noted that they in the majority believe that the statements made by the minority are deliberate and one that seeks to speak against the government, which the majority thinks is in a bad taste and does not encourage the promotion of democracy.
‘’ The legislature and judiciary complement one another and so the minority being part of the legislature they need not talk against the judiciary without any basis which indicates disrespect to the judiciary’’ he added.
He stated ‘’we must welcome this decision so that it will be a precedent that when someone uses illegal means to win elections that does not mean that it is the end, the matter can be sent to court and the court will determine and the victory will be withdrawn if the truth is ascertained, that helps in strengthening the country’s democracy’’.