ACQUAH JSC. Delivered the judgment of the court.
On Tuesday, 15 January 2001 we unanimously granted the prayer of Madam Hawa Yakubu, the applicant herein, to quash the proceedings and order of the High Court, Bolgatanga in Fati Seidu v. Hawa Yakubu, High Court, Bolgatanga, 6 January 2001, unreported. We reserved our reasons which we now proceed to deliver.
Madam Hawa Yakubu and Madam Hajia Fati Seidu were two of the candidates that contested in the 7 December 2000 parliamentary elections for the Bawku Central Constituency. Madam Hawa Yakubu stood on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), while Madam Hajia Fati Seidu was the National Democratic Congress (NDC) candidate. In all there were 151 polling stations in that constituency. The result of the votes counted showed Madam Hawa Yakubu winning that parliamentary seat. Thereafter, Madam Hajia Fati Seidu filed a petition at the High Court, Bolgatanga, against Madam Hawa Yakubu as the first respondent; the Electoral Commissio…