The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed an application by former Deputy Attorney General, Dominic Ayine seeking to file additional arguments to the case in which he is challenging the eligibility and appointment of Martin Amidu as the Special Prosecutor.
According to Dr Ayine, Mr Amidu's age of 66 does not make him eligible for the position.
Dr Ayine is arguing that by a true and proper interpretation of Articles 190(1)(d), 199(1), 199(4), and 295 of the 1992 Constitution, the retirement age of all holders of public offices created pursuant to Article 190 (1)(d) is sixty (60) years, anyhow not beyond sixty-five (65) years.
In court on Thursday, the sole judge, Justice Gabriel Pwamang who was sitting on the case in its preliminary stage ruled that the application by dr Ayine seeking to file additional arguments was not supported by the rules of the court.
In the fresh application dated March 23, 2018, Dr. Ayine was seeking leave from the Supreme Court to make available some aspects of the parliamentary debate that preceded the passing of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act, with a view of assisting the court in its determination of the case.
But in response to the application, Mr Martin Amidu argued that the rules of procedure at the Supreme Court do not allow Dr Ayine and his lawyers to file such a claim.
In response to Dr Ayine’s move, Mr Amidu said the fresh application was in bad faith.
The court then went ahead and dismissed the new application.
Responding to questions by journalists after the court proceedings on Thursday on whether the suit was affecting his work, Mr Amidu said he is going on with his work despite the suit.
"I am going on with my work please, I can’t discuss official matters to the press, I am doing my work," he said.
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