Jomoro MP reveals in court she only travelled to USA through Ivory Coast

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Jomoro, Dorcas Affo-Toffey, has revealed that she once held an Ivorian passport but not when she was contesting in the 2020 elections.

This was discovered during her cross-examination at the Sekondi High Court 1 where a case challenging her eligibility to contest as MP is currently being heard.

This follows an application by one, Joshua Emuah Kofie challenging the eligibility of the MP to contest as a representative of the people in the constituency.

According to the applicant, the MP is holding multiple nationalities, including American and Ivorian citizenships, which contravenes the 1992 Constitution.

The MP has already denied having an American citizenship and claimed to have also renounced her Ivorian citizenship.

According to a statement from the NDC, the MP did not admit holding dual citizenship at the time of contesting the parliamentary elections.

“The MP admitted that she had used an Ivorian passport before and never a holder of an Ivorian passport as at the time she filed for nomination,” Richard Kirk Mensah clarified in a statement.

“She recounted that she was 16yrs when her maternal family members brought up the issue of a student exchange program in 1991 in USA. The Ivorian family members prepared her travel documents in 1991 even though she had completed Nkroful Sec School,” the NDC explained in the statement.

According to the MP, that is how she ended up traveling to the USA through Ivory Coast.

The court has therefore adjourned to July 18, 2022, for continuation.



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