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NEW PATRIOTIC PARTY V. ELECTORAL COMMISSION AND ANOTHER

(1993) JELR 68141 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  (No 1) 1993 - 4 1 GBR 1- 153  •  17 Aug 1993  •  Ghana

Coram
AIKINS JSC

Judgement

AIKINS JSC.

This is an application praying for an order of this court for interim injunction directed to the Electoral Commission, 1st defendant-respondent herein, restraining it from holding the elections of district chief executives of the districts scheduled by the 1st defendant-respondent between 18th August 1993 and 30th August 1993 pending the hearing and determination of the substantive writ No 11/93 filed today, 17 August 1993.

The application was filed pursuant to article 134 of the Constitution, 1992 and Rule 60 of the Supreme Court Rules 1970 (CI 13). Article 134 empowers a single justice of the Supreme Court to exercise the power vested in the Supreme Court in civil matters not involving the decision of the cause or matter before the Supreme Court. I am satisfied that I have jurisdiction to adjudicate upon this matter.

The writ filed by the plaintiffs this morning is seeking two reliefs, namely:

“(a) a declaration that the holding by the Electoral Commission of elections to t…

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