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Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 3 March 2016

Source: Starrfmonline.com

Suit against Abuakwa North by-election dismissed

A seven-member Supreme Court panel hearing the interlocutory injunction application against the upcoming Abuakwa North by-election has dismissed the case.

The court refused to give reason for their ruling but said they will incorporate it in the final ruling in the ongoing case regarding the voters' register, whose ruling is pending.

Former National Youth Organizer of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Abu Ramadan, filed a suit against the Electoral Commission praying the Supreme Court to stop it from organizing the March 29 by-election in the Abuakwa North constituency.

He argues that it will be “contemptuous” for the Electoral Commission to conduct the by-election in Abuakwa using the current voters’ register.

The Abuakwa North seat became vacant following the gruesome killing of the Member of Parliament for the area, Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu on February 9.