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Regional News Wed, 24 Oct 2012

Two residents of Bawku file writ against EC and two others

Two Plaintiffs on Tuesday filed a writ in the Supreme Court of Ghana against Mr. Haruna Alhassan, Deputy Managing Director of Metro TV and now aspiring Parliamentary Candidate for Bawku Central, the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana and the Attorney-General.

The plaintiffs are Mr. Bukari Yabodo and Ms Zidabu Musah, all residents of Bawku in the Upper East Region.

The writ seeks to invoke the Original Jurisdiction Article 2(1) and (2) of the 1992 Constitution Rule 45 (1) of the Supreme Court Rules 1996 (C.1.16).

The relief sought is that the 1st defendant does not hail from the Bawku Central Constituency and therefore ineligible under Article 94(1) (b) of the Constitution to contest as a parliamentary candidate in Bawku Central Constituency in the December 2012 parliamentary election.

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The relief therefore sought an injunction restraining the 1st defendant from seeking to contest as a parliamentary candidate in the Bawku Central Constituency in the December 2012 parliamentary election.

It also sought a declaration to effect that the 2nd defendant cannot put the 1st defendant up to contest as Parliamentary Candidate in the Bawku Central Constituency in the December 2012 parliamentary election.

The capacity in which the plaintiffs initiated their action is that both plaintiffs are Ghanaian residents in the Bawku Central Constituency with voter identification cards number 730000753 and 3550000768 respectively.

Source: GNA
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