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MICHAEL ANKOMAH-NIMFAH
V.
JAMES GYAKYE QUAYSON AND THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION OF GHANA

(2021) JELR 109051 (HC)    
High Court  ·  CRP/E/3/21 ·  28 Jul 2021 ·  Ghana
CORAM
HIS LARDSHIP JUSTICE KWASI BOAKYE

Ratio Decidendi

Core Terms Beta
2nd respondent
1st respondent
canadian citizenship
assin north constituency
parliamentary elections
member of parliament
7th december
parliamentary election
high court
supreme court
reasonable cause of action
constitution of the republic of ghana
attorney general
general elections
legal basis
legal effect
1st respondent's election
30th december
case of secretary of the judicial commission
cases of the parties
constitutional court
court orders
courts
decision of the 2nd respondent
election petition jurisdiction of the court
evidence of the fact of renunciation
exclusive original jurisdiction
ex parte osafo
ex south african president
filing of parliamentary nomination forms
former president of that country
inauguration of the constitutional court
leave of court
nomination form
order of the court
paragraph petition
parties' pleadings
petition lacks
public elections
time of the parliamentary elections

JUDGMENT

BOAKYE, J.

I begin this judgment with a quotation from Nelson Mandela, Ex South African President  at the inauguration of the Constitutional Court on 14th February 1995 as follows:  

"We expect you to stand on guard not only against direct assault on the principles of the  Constitution, but against insidious corrosion".  

Again, let me refer to the relevant portion of the introduction to the judgment of the South  African Constitutional Court dated 29th June 2021 wherein the Constitutional Court  convicted and sentenced Jacob Zuma, a former President of that country for contempt of  Court as follows:  

"It is indeed the lofty and lonely work of the Judiciary, impervious to public commentary  and political rhetoric, to uphold, protect and apply the Constitution and the law at any and  all costs. The corollary duty borne by all members of South African society-lawyers, lay people and politicians alike is to respect and abide by the law, and court orders issued in  terms of it, beca…
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