Supreme Court rejects application for injunction on new EC appointment

| Updated Jul 31, 2018 at 5:52pm



The Supreme Court has refused the application filed by a private citizen, Fafali Nyonator for an order of injunction to restrain the President from appointing a new Electoral Commissioner.

It was the case of the Applicant that assuming the application in the substantive matter went in their favour and by then, the recently appointed EC chairperson is in office, it would result in two EC chairpersons; one appointed by the Executive and the other declared by the Supreme Court, which would arise in conflict.

According to the Deputy Attorney General, Godfred Yeboah Dame, granting the application for injunction would create an improper composition of the Electoral Commission and that the Commission can not function without a chairman and deputies.

The seven- member panel chaired by His Lordship Justice Julius Ansah held the view that Article 2(2) adequately provides a remedy in the likely event the substantive suit succeeds.