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Supreme Court dismisses Chris Akumey’s suit

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed an application filed by Chris Ackumey, an aspiring candidate for Ablekuma West, one of the yet-to-be-created constituencies, for the court to allow him to join a suit filed by one Ransford France.

Mr France, a businessman, had sought an interlocutory injunction to stop Parliament from approving the CI78 until the final determination of a substantive suit he filed at the Supreme Court challenging the creation of the 45 new constituencies.

It would be recalled that Mr David Annan, Counsel for Mr Akumey, had told the court that his client sought to contest as a parliamentary candidate for the Ablekuma West Constituency and that if Mr France’s action to prevent the EC from creating the 45 new constituencies succeeded, it would result in terminating his client’s desire to contest the parliamentary seat.

He said his client was seeking an order permitting him to join the matter to protect his interest.

The court, presided over by Mr Justice Julius Ansah, a Supreme Court Judge dismissed the application filed by Mr Chris Ackumey but did not give any reason for  that.

He said if the applicant was so concerned about the issue, he could act as “amicus curia” friend of the court to assist in dispensing justice.

Source: GNA

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