The UG SRC Judicial Board has in a unanimous decision granted an application for an interlocutory injunction filed by Joseph Agyekum popularly known as JO.
Earlier Reports indicated that JO and Eugene Agyei, another presidential aspirant, had failed to meet the CGPA requirement of 3.0 spelled out in the SRC Constitution.
The court in its ruling stated that
“…applicant has succeeded in satisfying the pertinent requirement for an application of this nature as enunciated in the American Cyanamid case; whether or not there is a serious issue to be tried. It follows therefore that the present ongoing vetting is temporarily halted..”.
The SRC electoral commissioner, Rexford Opare informed observers at the Union Building conference room that vetting had been postponed till further notice. He added that the commission was awaiting the court’s ruling on the substantive matter.
“I think by Friday the court will rule , so as it stands now vetting has been suspended”
Joseph Agyekum described the ruling by the SRC Judicial Board as one that represents the integrity of the board adding that he is impressed with the decision.
The plaintiff (JO) had argued in his affidavit that
“…on a true and proper interpretation of Article 30(1)(b) of the SRC Constitution, the plaintiff is qualified to contest the 2016 UG SRC election.
An order for the first defendant (EC) to revoke the decision.”
Article 30(1)(b) reads
“He has attained a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 as at the time of filing his nomination”
Member of JO’s legal team Kwame Twum said after the ruling that his client had 3.0 as at the time of filing his nomination