E/R: Supreme Court Quashes Injunction Placed On Regional Youth Organiser, Prohibits Judge From Case
his functions as Regional Youth organizer.
This compelled him to file Judicial Review Application at the Supreme Court praying the apex court to quash the ruling of the High Court in Koforidua claiming the judge erred when it proceeded to grant almost all the reliefs endorsed on the writ of summons when he was granting the injunction application which is something that is considered to be prejudicial in view of the fact that until the case in court has been fully heard, the High Court had no jurisdiction to decide the matter and deliver ruling against him in the manner that the court did.
Richard Etornam Nyarko in his Affidavit in Support of the Application invoking the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court further stated that the Koforidua High court did not have the jurisdiction to do what it did for which reason the Supreme Court should bring up the order and quash it.
He also prayed the Supreme Court to transfer the case to a different judge because having basically determined the matter, the High Court in Koforidua cannot be made to sit on the case again.
Richard Etornam Nyarko therefore seek an Order of Certiorari and Prohibition from the Supreme Court against the High Court in Koforidua to quash the Ruling and Order of the High Court and to Prohibit the High Court Judge from sitting on the case.
Delivering the ruling Tuesday April 18,2023,the five member Supreme Court panel led by Justice Gabriel Scott Pwamang unanimously granted the reliefs by the plaintiff quashing the ruling of the High court and prohibited the Judge from sitting in the case.
His Legal team headed by Lawyer Isaac Minta Larbi of Okore Chambers, in Koforidua- Adweso, and also Chairman of the NDC Legal Team, Eastern Region expressed gratitude to the court.
Present at the court were Kwadwo Gyeke Darko,former Election Director of the NDC,Brogya Gyamfi, a National Youth Organizer aspirant as well as some constituency youth organizers.
Story by flyfmghana.com