GFA Elections: Osei Kwaku Palmer's appeal thrown out

Author: Bernard Neequaye
Wilfred Osei Palmer
Wilfred Osei Palmer

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) Election Committee has thrown out an appeal by GFA presidential aspirant, Wilfred Kwaku Osei (Palmer) over his disqualification from the October 25 elections.

A statement by the FA Monday said Mr Osei had been notified of the rejection of his appeal on grounds that it failed to meet the deadline for the petition.

A statement signed by a member of the Normalisation Committee, Naa Odofoley Nortey, the Election Committee indicated that Mr Osei's appeal was out of time thus being unsuccessful.

"Notice of application for an interim injunction on the decision of the GFA Election Committee received on Monday 7th October at 5:05pm.

"Statement in support for the application for an injunction pending Appeal received on Monday 7th October at 5:05pm.

"We regret to inform you that based on the above-listed documents received before the deadline, your appeal was unsuccessful,” the statement read.

The Tema Youth president and owner appealed a decision of the FA's caretaker body, which doubles as the Election Committee (EC) for the upcoming GFA, elections to disqualify him for breaching Article 33 (5) (c) of the GFA’s General Regulations, coupled with a decision of the GFA Ethics Committee dated December 13, 2017.