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General News Thu, 1 Aug 2013

I am disappointed in the Supreme Court – Abu Ramadan

Abu Ramadan, National Youth Organizer of the People’s National Convention (PNC), has said he is disappointed in the Supreme Court for dismissing his application for a review.

Mr. Ramadan filed an application for a review of the Court's decision to allow any aggrieved party to file for a review after the ruling on the election petition.

He was also asking the court to review its earlier ruling that the court cannot sit on public holidays and weekends in the ongoing case.

The Supreme Court, however, dismissed his application because according to the Judges, he had no jurisdiction in raising the matter of review before the court.

In an interview on Eyewitness News on Wednesday, Mr. Ramadan stated that the circumstances leading to the decision of the court is “strange and I find it interesting that it happened the way it happened.”

He, however, blamed the Attorney General for showing little or no interest in seeking a review on the matter which resulted in its dismissal.

“If the Attorney General herself had proven that she had the interest in going back to court to seek a review, Abu Ramadan won’t find himself and his lawyers in court asking the court to review this matter.”

The PNC national youth organizer further suggested that the AG’s lack of interest is because “the Attorney General has proved beyond reasonable doubt that I [AG] am not interested because probably, the application for review in the situation of the election petition might shoot my government or might shoot my party, and for that matter, I am not interested to go back to court to have a possible review.”

Meanwhile, the General Secretary of the PNC, Bernard Mornah has admonished Ghanaians not to misconstrue the counter application by Abu Ramadan as a power struggle within the party.

“I don’t want this to be seen as a contestation or power struggle within the People’s National Convention. I went to court as Bernard Mornah and not in my capacity as general secretary of the PNC, and I guess that in a similar manner, Abu Ramadan went to court. So I would be exceedingly glad if the aspect of PNC is left out of it.”

Source: citifmonline