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RANSFORD FRANCE V. ELECTORAL COMMISSION AND ATTORNEY-GENERAL

(2012) JELR 68115 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  CIVIL APPEAL NO. J8/85/2012  •  25 Sep 2012  •  Ghana

Coram
J. ANSAH JSC (PRESIDING)

Judgement

JUDGMENT

ANSAH JSC

This is an application for an order of joinder to the substantive matter in this suit seeking an order of this court to invoke the original jurisdiction of this court for certain declarations, as either a plaintiff or a defendant.

The application was opposed by the plaintiff but the Electoral Commission and the Attorney-General did not. Counsel for the said he wants the matter to be heard between the applicant and the respondent.

In his submissions before this court, counsel for the applicant stated he brought the application under Rule 45 (4) of the Supreme Court Rules 1996, C.I. 16. It reads:

”(4) The Court may, on its own motion or on the application of a party, order that any other person shall be made a party to the action to or in substitution for any other party.”

The rule just quoted is under Part 4 of CI 16, which deals with the Original Jurisdiction of this court which has been invoked by the plaintiff in the substantive action, seeking several declarations from…

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