The Member of Parliament (MP) for Efutu in the Central region Alexander Afenyo Markin, has described the closure of campuses of the University of Education, Winneba as being worse than the lynching of Major Maxwell Adam Mahama.
According to him, the closure of the campuses of the University was not part of reliefs they sought from the Winneba High Court threatening to raise the matter on Friday June 16, 2017 when the substantive case is called for hearing.
“Closing down the institution was not part of the reliefs we sought from the court. Why will somebody go and close down a public institution when the reliefs granted did not direct same? This act is worse than the lynching of the soldier at Denkyira-Boase”, he claimed.
He believes those championing the closure are doing so in order to court some unnecessary public sympathy reiterating that nowhere in the reliefs was it stated that the institution or its campuses be closed down. The lawmaker also denied he is the main architect fronting for the plaintiff Kofi Kwayere, revealing that though he is party to the case, he only held brief for a colleague lawyer who was not in court that day.
The Winneba High Court on Tuesday June 13, 2017 granted injunction by an Assemblyman, Kofi Kwayere who is challenging the authority and constitution of the University Council.
But private legal practitioner and Member of Parliament for the area, Hon. Alexander Afenyo-Markins who said he only stood brief for lawyer of the plaintiff, has come under verbal attacks after the court upheld their pleas leading to the shutdown of the institution until the substantive matter is heard on Friday June 16, 2017.
But he has revealed that what is currently happening is not the right interpretation of the ruling.