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NEW PATRIOTIC PARTY V. NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS AND OTHERS

(2000) JELR 68237 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  21 Nov 2000  •  Ghana

Coram
BAMFORD-ADDO JSC, AMPIAH JSC (DISSENTING), KPEGAH JSC, ACQUAH JSC (DISSENTING), ATUGUBA JSC

Judgement

JUDGEMENT

BAMFORD-ADDO JSC.

The plaintiff in this case, a registered political party contesting the 2000 Parliamentary and Presidential Elections, filed a writ and accompanying statement of case in this court for:

“(i) A declaration that the decision by the first defendant to put forward the second and third defendants as candidates of the first defendant in the 2000 Parliamentary Elections for Asante Akyem North and Bosomtwe Constituencies, respectively, is inconsistent with and in contravention of the Constitution, 1992, in particular article 94(3)(b) thereof and is void and of no effect.
(ii) An order of perpetual injunction restraining the first defendant from putting forward the second and third defendants as is its parliamentary candidates in the 2000 Elections in so far as they are ineligible to be members of Parliament.
(iii) An order of perpetual injunction restraining the second and third defendants from standing as parliamentary candidates in the 2000 Elections in so far as th…

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