Breaking News: Chief Justice Of GRASAG-Legon Orders EC To Remove All Results From Noticeboards

The Chief Justice (CJ) of Graduate Students Association of Ghana (GRASAG)- Legon, Mr Sylvester Nyamekye has ordered the Electoral Commissioner (EC) of the association to withdraw and remove all publication of results regarding the just ended elections.

The Court held that the EC's decision to publish the results when several petitions were filed is a clear violation of Article 18 (4) of the GRASAG-Legon constitution.

"The Court has also taken cognizance of the publication of final certified results by the Electoral Commission which is in clear contravention of Article 18 (4) of the GRASAG-LEGON Constitution," the CJ stated in his order.

GRASAG-Legon held its 2017 general elections on Wednesday, 26th April, 2017 to elect executives to stir the affairs of the association for the 2017/2018 academic year, but acting on petitions brought before him by three members of the association, the Chief Justice has ordered the EC to remove all publications with regards to the election results and issue a notice to all members to disregard its earlier published results relative to the 2017 elections.

"The Electoral Commission is hereby ordered to remove all notices regarding the said publication of "FINAL CERTIFIED RESULTS. The Electoral Commission is hereby ordered to issue a notice to the entire membership of GRASAG-Legon to disregard any publication of results relative to the 2017 elections pending the final determination of the petition by the Judicial Committee," the Court ordered.

The CJ also ordered that no one should hold himself or herself as having been duly elected as either president, organizing secretary, treasurer or women's commissioner of GRASAG-Legon.

"In the light of this breach and to the extent of the said publication of the final results dated 29th April, 2017, the Electoral Commission, its servants, privies, workmen, agents, or any person or group of persons acting through it or by themselves are hereby restrained from holding any person or group off persons out as either President, Secretary, Treasurer, Organizing Secretary, Women's Commissioner elect pending the final determination of the petition," the order directed.

The Chief Justice also ordered the Senate to as soon as possible convey an emergency meeting on Monday, 1st May, 2017 as against the proposed Tuesday, 2nd May, 2017 to swear in additional four judicial committee members.

He has however adjourned the case to Tuesday, 2nd May, 2017.

The petitions were filed separately by Sylvester Amoah, organizing secretary candidate, Dziedzorm Gablezu-Alomatu, Eric Sepenu Afli, GRASAG-Legon members challenging and questioning the conduct of the EC during the elections.

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