The Secondi High Court has ordered Member of Parliament for Jomoro Constituency, Hon. Dorcas Affo-Toffey to produce a certificate or evidence of renunciation of Ivorian citizenship within ten  days.
Lawyers for both parties have agreed to do the inspection of the documents on 1st July, 2021 at the registry of the Sekondi High Court.
An application was filed by a resident in the Jomoro District of the Western Region to inspect documents indicating the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area indeed renounced her Ivorian citizenship before filing to contest the 2020 parliamentary election.
The applicant, Joshua Emuah Kofie from Nuba-Mpataba, has filed a writ at the Sekondi High Court challenging the National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for the area, Dorcas Affo-Toffey, to produce evidence of her renounced dual citizenship in court.
According to the applicant, the MP was not qualified to contest as the people’s representative in the legislature.
He alleged that the MP was holding multiple nationalities –American and Ivorian citizenships, which violates the 1992 Constitution.
However, the MP has denied having an American citizenship, but had an Ivorian citizenship which she said she had renounced before entering the contest.
The applicant through his legal representative, Frank Davies, therefore prayed the court to grant an order to inspect documents indicating Mrs. Affo-Toffey indeed renounced her Ivorian citizenship before filing to contest the 2020 parliamentary election.
In his statement of claim, the applicant averred that the MP held an Ivorian and American citizenship at the time of filing the nomination forms opened by the Electoral Commission between October 5 and 9, 2020, which he said violated the country’s 1992 Constitution.