Thursday, September 21

Justice Tutu grants leave of adoption on PPP and IEC civil suit –

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By Nicholas Bass

Justice Osei Tutu of Kanifing High Court on Thursday granted an applicant’s counsel leave request in an ongoing civil suit filed against the People’s Progressive Party and the Independent Electoral Council.

When the case was called Fatoumatta Njai’s counsel, C. Mendy applied for a leave for the adoption of the brief of argument to allow the counsels of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respondents to have sufficient time to file their briefs.

The counsel for the IEC, S Touray disclosed that she was not served with the brief of the applicant’s counsel, noting that she needs to go through the brief of the argument of FatoumattaNjai’s counsel to determine if there is a need to file her final response to the matter.

Justice O Tutu granted her application and ordered the counsels to file their argument on the 6th of July for the adoption of a brief argument before adjourning the matter to the 12th of October 2023 for the ruling.

However,  the civil suit filed by Fatoumatta Njai dated on the 27th May 2021 sought the following, a declaration that the applicant’s  (Fatoumatta Njai) dismissal from the People’s Progressive Party is null and void and of no effect and a declaration that the election of a new executive at the congress held on the 27th February 2021 at Brikama was in contravention of the PPP constitution and thus null and void, demands an injunction restraining Kebba Jallow from parading himself as the Party Leader pending the hearing and determination of the suit among other demands.