Court orders out-of-court settlement in GAA case

Author: Kwame Larweh
George Haldane Lutterodt

THE Accra High Court, presided over by Mrs Georgina Mensah Datsa, last Thursday ordered parties in the case regarding an injunction on the election of the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) to set out modalities to settle the issue out of court before appearing before her on February 21.

She subsequently adjourned the case to February 21 after tasking Mr Geoffrey Quist, the counsel for the lead plaintiff, Mr George Haldane Lutterodt, to liaise with the defendants to settle the matter, if possible.

Earlier, Mr Quist had told the court that his client was amenable to an amicable resolution of the matter out of court.

The court, therefore, granted them the opportunity to meet within the week to set modalities for an out-of-court settlement and report to the court on February 21.

Early December last year, a former national athletics chief, Mr Haldane-Lutterodt, and 14 others placed an injunction on the GAA elective congress which was scheduled for December 15 in Tamale.

They contended that there were serious anomalies and breaches with regard to the tenets and spirit of the GAA constitution being used for the congress which made the congress invalid and sought to nullify the process in court.