GAA impasse: Court adjourns case to Jan.9

Author: Kwame Larweh
George Haldane-Lutterodt

An Accra High Court Judge, Justice Georgina Mensah Datsa, has adjourned to January 9, a suit brought by George Haldane Lutterodt and 14 others  against the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) seeking an injunction against the  holding of the quadrennial congress to elect new executives.

The plaintiffs who last Thursday showed up in their numbers at the High Court in Accra are seeking four reliefs from the court, including the formation of an interim committee by the court to run the GAA.

However, Justice Datsa noted that an amended writ which joined the GAA to the suit must be served to the court since she was yet to receive a copy.

She also averred that the defendants had not filed a motion in opposition to the injunction and hence the adjournment.

On December 12, Lutterodt and 14 others went to court to seek an injunction on the GAA elections ,citing several violations of the GAA constitution in which they are seeking some reliefs.

The other 14 are  Prince Worth Anane, Anselm Nyavedzi, Randy Randolph, George Doe and Isaac Lamptey.

The rest are Albert Nukpezah, Angelina Ocran, Dr Anthony Adjei Tetteh-Opai, Kweku Nimako, Professor Charles Yeneona-Yendork, Boniface Boinde, Margo Mickson Somuah, Ayishetu Mitchell and Edwin Ranford.