Sporting activities News of Saturday, 6 July 2019
An Accra Higher Court has dismissed Ambassador George Lutterodt and 14 others software for an injunction on Ghana Athletics Affiliation (GAA) elective Normal Assembly which was scheduled for December 15, 2018 in Tamale past 12 months and has awarded a cost of GHS 3,000 towards the Plaintiffs.
The Court, presided over by Mrs Georgina Mensa Datsa of Legal Courtroom 4 of the Accra Higher Court docket, also dismissed a next application which prayed the Court to purchase for an Interim Management Committee to be established up to oversee the leadership of the Affiliation untill new executives are elected.
Decide Mensah Datsa in her ruling on Friday July 5, 2019 mentioned the Plaintiffs did not present “compelling scenario to warrant” the grant of an interlocutory injunction on the Basic Assembly, just before introducing that granting their “application will have really serious adverse outcomes on other stakeholders.”
She mentioned that Ghana could be suspended by the Worldwide Affiliation of Athletics Federations (IAAF), should these types of calls for by Ambassador George Lutterodt and his crew are granted.
She explained that “For an injunction to be granted, the candidates ought to create a legal appropriate respectable by law”, and that, the “applicants have not offered a compelling circumstance to warrant the court docket to grant an interlocutory injunction on the GAA Basic Assembly.”
Mrs Mensa Datsa also famous that, “the environment of up of an Interim Management Committee this court docket is staying invited to do is alien to the Structure of the GAA and will volume to undue interference in the actions of the GAA.”
The Realized Decide included that “It must be stressed that the GAA is an independent entire body with its individual Constitution and governed by an worldwide affiliation, IAAF and any act of interference by an outdoors body will direct to the suspension of Ghana from intercontinental competitions.”
“The implications of granting their application will have severe damaging consequences on the other stakeholders including Ghana, therefore individuals apps are refused or dismissed,” she declared in advance of asking Counsels for equally functions if they had any other problems.
Counsel for the defendant, Nana Aba Ama Acquah, prayed the Court to award damages of GHS 10,000 towards the Plaintiffs for dragging the graphic of her customers into the mud with allegations of manipulating the Structure to favour some delegates.
She said the GAA as a human body have been hit with negativity in excess of the earlier 8 (8) and the Plaintiffs need to be produced to fork out for the damages.
Mr Geoffrey Quist, the Counsel for the lead Plaintiff, told the Court docket his consumer was not in “court for exciting, but for the betterment of Athletics in the Country” and prayed to the court that they will pay out GHS 2,000.
Just after listening to equally get-togethers, Decide Mensah Datsa awarded a price of GHS 3,000 for damages towards Mr. George Lutterodt and the 14 other people.
Whilst Secretary Basic Bawah Fuseini was in Court docket representing the 1st (Prof Francis Dodoo, President of the GAA) and Next Defendant (Bawah Fuseini, Secretary Normal, GAA) and Christopher Darko-Amankrah for the 5th defendant (GAA), five associates of the Plaintiffs, Albert Nukpezah, George Doe, Anslem Nyavadzi, Issac Lamptey, and Priceworth Anane Asare were being in Court docket for the ruling.