Afenyo Markin Chickens Out on a Suit Filed against UEW at the Supreme Court

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*Afenyo-Markin Chickens Out On A Suit Filed Against The University Of Education, Winneba (UEW) At The Supreme Court*

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Effutu, Alexander Kwamena Afenyo-Markin, on Tuesday, 10th March, 2020, ate a humble pie by withdrawing his certiorari application seeking to quash a Cape Coast High Court 2 ruling delivered on 11th November, 2019. That ruling affirmed the legitimacy of the dismissal of five former staff of UEW. The five were seeking among other reliefs, their reinstatement.

The plaintiffs were dissatisfied with the ruling of the Cape Coast High Court 2, hence their decision to file for a certiorari application at the apex court of the land through their lawyer, Afenyo-Markin.

At the hearing on 10th March, 2020, the apex court held that the application was unmeritorious, and just when the court was about to dismiss the application, counsel for Mawutor Avoke, Theophilus Ackorlie, Frank Owusu Boateng, Mary Dzimey, Ing. Daniel Tetteh and Kaakyire Frimpong Duku, Afenyo-Markin shamefully withdrew the application.

In a related development, the Supreme Court also heard the arguments on whether or not the ruling by the Winneba High Court on the Pro-Vice-Chancellor’s election should be quashed, and same was adjourned to April 8, 2020, for ruling.

It would be recalled that the Winneba High Court in its ruling delivered on 18th November, 2019, threw out an injunction and certiorari application filed by Kaakyire Frimpong Duku against the University of Education, Winneba, challenging the powers of the Vice-Chancellor to nominate three Professors to contest the Pro-Vice-Chancellor election. In that ruling, Her Ladyship Justice Kodwo Bartels Janepare, stressed that the University was not an adjudicating body or quasi-judicial body to be governed by prerogative writs and consequently threw out the application.

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