Fake Certificate Holder Floors Lawyer Addison


An Accra Fast Track High Court, has struck out an application filed by six supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), seeking an injunction on the Korle Klottey Constituency parliamentary primary of the party.

The six, had gone to the court to, among others, declare Nii Noi Nortey, unfit to contest the crucial polls, because they claim he presented a fake certificate to the vetting committee of the party.

The plaintiffs are: Juliana Briandt, George Attor Williams, Mary Crentsil, Ebenezer Acquah, Michael Nana Nkansa and Edward Quansah.

Many have accused lawyer Philip Addison of scheming to get Nii Nortey disqualified to pave way for him to become the party’s parliamentary candidate for the 2016 election.

Mr Addison had last week, said that it has been confirmed that his opponent is holding a forged Bachelor of Arts in Political Science awarded by the University of Ghana (UG), “I do not even think that it is now an allegation because it is a matter that the university has confirmed. Therefore, I do not understand why there is
so much fuss and backwards and forwards on this matter. The fact remains that, this certificate was presented to the party and the fact remains that it has been established that it is a forged document,’’ he said.

Philip Addison, was the lawyer for NPP’s flagbearer in the 2012 election petition

But the presiding judge, Justice Ofori Attah, dismissed the application, explaining that the plaintiffs failed to prove that if the injunction was not granted, it would hurt the interest of the party financially.

Thursday’s ruling, has paved way for the party to hold the primary in the Constituency.

Outside the court room, there was a wild jubilation by supporters of Nii Noi Nortey, who carried him shoulder high.

Meanwhile, Dennis Agyei Dwomoh, lawyer for the NPP, the second defendant, told Joy News, he believed justice has been served, adding that, the court took the right decision.

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