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General News of Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Source: peacefmonline

Supreme Court Dismisses Motion Against Injunction On CI 78

The Supreme Court has dismissed a fresh motion against an injunction seeking to restrain Parliament from considering controversial CI 78 to legalize 45 new constituencies.

A businessman, Mr Ransford France, is entreating the Supreme Court to restrain Parliament from considering CI 78 which has been laid and is expected to mature on October 3, 2012 until the final determination of a suit he has filed against the creation of the new constituencies.

The applicant went to court on July 6, 2012, praying it to declare as unconstitutional and illegal the creation of 45 new constituencies by the Electoral Commission (EC).

Also sued alongside the EC was the Attorney-General.

The Supreme Court thus set aside today to rule on whether or not Parliament should be stopped from considering the Representation of the People (parliamentary Constituencies Instrument), 2012 CI 78.

But in an interesting twist, PeaceFM's Bernard Quanson who is in the courtroom reports that lawyer Chris Ackumey on Wednesday morning, filed a motion against the plaintiffs’ request for the injunction.

After hearing his argument, Presiding judge Justice Ansah delivered his ruling by dismissing the motion filed by Chris Ackumey.