Thursday, September 4, 2008


A KUMASI High Court presided over by Mr Justice Kwame Ansu-Gyeabour, would on September 10, 2008, sit on an application for interim injunction brought by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) against an aspiring independent parliamentary candidate for the Ridge Nhyiaeso Constituency, Mr Kwame Owusu.
The party is praying the court to restrain Owusu from using his photograph and that of the NPP flag bearer, Nana Akufo-Addo on his(Owusu's) posters.
It is also praying the court for an order for the withdrawal of all the posters of Owusu, which had the photograph of Nana Akufo-Addo, as well as the award of special and general damages against him.
The Ashanti Regional secretariat of the NPP commenced action at the High Court in Kumasi on October 12, 2008 against Mr Owusu.
However, since according to the plaintiff, Owusu was evading service of writ of summons, they applied for substituted service, which Justice Ansu-Gyeabour, sitting at the court, granted on August 27, 2008.
The judge ordered that postings should be effected at selected points before the application for injunction could be heard.
An affidavit in support of the motion filed by the regional chairman of the party, Mr Yaw Amankwaa, said Owusu wanted to contest as an NPP parliamentary candidate for the Ridge Nhyiaeso Constituency but failed to appear before the vetting committee.
The party went ahead to conduct the primary and re-elected the incumbent, Dr Richard Anane, to contest the seat for the 2008 elections.
It said the defendant (Owusu) was now contesting as an independent parliamentary candidate, and had been using the photograph and the name of the NPP flag bearer to deceive people.

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