Supreme Court throws out suit against Abuakwa-North by-election

Supreme Court throws out suit against Abuakwa-North by-election

-The Supreme Court has dismissed an injunction against the upcoming Abuakwa-North by-election

- The injunction, filed by Abu Ramadan is documented to be premised on the Voter's register

- The incumbent NDC has thus revealed its  intention not to contest the March 29 by-election

Supreme Court throws out suit against Abuakwa-North by-election

Supreme Court of Ghana

There has been the dismissal of an interlocutory injunction application against the upcoming Abuakwa North by-election by a seven-member Supreme Court panel.

The application which is documented to have been filed by the former National Youth Organizer of the People's National Convention (PNC), Abu Ramadan is noted to have been aimed at praying the Supreme Court to stop the Electoral Commission from conducting the March 29 by-election in the Abuakwa North Constituency.

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Abu Ramadan had earlier argued that it was “contemptuous” for the EC to conduct the by-election in said constituency citing case(s) of a compromised voters register. The court has refused to give reason for their ruling but reveal they will incorporate it in the final ruling in the ongoing case regarding the voters' register, whose ruling is pending. The Abuakwa North seat became vacant following the gruesome killing of the Member of Parliament for the area, Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu on February 9.

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Meanwhile, officials of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have revealed their intention not to take part in the upcoming by-election in the Abuakwa North Constituency come March 29 citing the death of the sitting MP, JB Danquah Adu as the main reason.

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The NDC in an official statement has revealed that following the “gruesome murder that brought the nation to a standstill” it deems it inappropriate to contest.

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