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INTERIM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE APOSTOLIC DIVINE CHURCH OF GHANA V. INTERIM EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AND OTHERS

(1984) JELR 68222 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  13 Apr 1984  •  Ghana

Coram
ASARE-KWAPONG J

Judgement

ASARE-KWAPONG J.: In this case, the plaintiff-applicants are claiming against the defendant-respondents a declaration that the purported revocation and dissolution or both of the interim executive committee of the Apostolic Divine Church of Ghana is null and void and of no effect. They further asked for a declaration, among other reliefs, that the emergency delegates’ conference held at Takorawase on 7 August 1982 was unauthorised and should be declared null and void. To establish the status quo ante, the plaintiff-applicants (hereinafter called and referred to as the plaintiffs) applied to this court for an interim injunction restraining the defendant-respondents (hereinafter called and referred to as the defendants), from carrying out any functions and/or undertaking to administer and manage the affairs of the Apostolic Divine Church and/or usurping the rights and functions of the plaintiffs, the supreme governing body of the church. The motion was accompanied by an affidavit sworn …

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