Kwesi Nyantakyi gets Third Term by popular Acclamation

Incumbent President of the Ghana Football Association Kwesi Nyantakyi has been re-elected by popular acclamation.

Nyantakyi has been re-elected for a third term after he went unopposed as the other contestants, Ofeibia Ramatu and George Ankomah, failed to submit their nominations before the stipulated deadline.

He was acclaimed in Tamale, the Northern regional capital of Ghana.

The election was threatened by an injunction by John Quayson who argued on the grounds that the hierarchy of the Ghana Football Association has shown disregard for its rules by failing to hold district and regional elections before its presidential elections.

In defense the GFA sought to have the case thrown out on the grounds that the plaintiff John Quayson was not a member of the Association and thus had no locus to bring such a case against them.

On August 14th 2015 An Accra High Court dismissed all five charges brought against the Ghana Football Association by Quayson paving the way for congress to go ahead with the elections.

In a last ditch attempt to halt the elections Quayson filed another writ on Friday 14th August 2015 this time through Enoch Tekpetey and Odorkor Kwashieman Football Club.

The failure of Quayson to serve the writ to any member of the GFA meant that it was not legally binding paving the way for the elections to take place.

Last modified on Sunday, 09 July 2017 13:01
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