Fantana’s Mum On The Verge Of Losing Her Parliamentary Seat As She Loses Court Case

Written by on 06/22/2021

Fantana’s mum, Hon. Dorcas Affo-Toffey, is close to losing her seat as Member of Parliament for the Jomoro constituency in the Western Region due to an ongoing court case.

Dorcas, who won her seat in the 2020 elections, has been accused of holding dual citizenship of Ghana and Ivory Coast.

Per the laws of Ghana, any person in possession of another country’s passport aside Ghana is not qualified to serve as a representative of the people of Ghana.

Such an individual must renounce their citizenship of the 2nd country before contesting as a member of Parliament in Ghana.

Dorcas Affo-Toffey has been accused of holding dual Ivorian citizenship and refusing to renounce her Ivorian citizenship as per the laws of Ghana before contesting the 2020 election.

Therefore, she is ineligible to serve as an MP in Ghana.

A Ghanaian citizen has sued her to have her seat stripped off her.

The case was heard on Tuesday, 22nd Junes, and the defendant denied the charge against her.

According to her, she is no longer in possession of an Ivorian passport.

The Sekondi High Court hearing the case ordered Fantana’s mum to produce proof of renunciation for inspection by the court.

Trial judge Justice Dr. Dr. Richard Osei Kyere ordered the MP to produce the documents for their authenticity to be verified to allow a pronouncement to be made on the validity of the case.

Dorcas Affo-Toffey has been a long time National Democratic Congress (NDC) financier, but gained popularity after her daughter started her music career.

Fantana revealed her mum was an NDC bigwig, and not long after she decided to contest for the Jomoro seat.

She won handily in the 2020 elections but is now close to losing the seat if she fails she renounced her Ivorian citizenship on time before the elections.

 

Source: GhanaCelebrities.Com


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