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Hypeghnewsroom has chanced of a letter with a lawsuit against the leadership of the National Union of Ghana Students. A concerned member of the has filed a court case against the union with respect to the extending of the tenure of Office by the National Executive Officers without stakeholders consultations.

IN THE JUDICIAL BOARD OF THE NATIONAL UNION OF GHANA STUDENTS
ACCRA – GREATER ACCRA REGION
A.D. 2020

SUIT NO……….

BETWEEN

MEMPHIS GYAU BAFFOUR PLAINTIFF
5TH KPODO CRESCENT, MADINA

AND

1. NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
NATIONAL UNION OF GHANA STUDENTS ( NUGS )
( 1ST DEFENDANT ) UNIVERSITY OF GHANA, ACCRA CITY CAMPUS
OLD BLOCK, 3RD FLOOR

2. ISAAC JAY HYDE ( 2ND DEFENDANT )
CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, NUGS
UNIVERSITY OF GHANA, ACCRA CITY CAMPUS
OLD BLOCK, 3RD FLOOR

STATEMENT OF CLAIM

1. The applicant is a final year law student at the University of Professional Studies, Accra.
2. The complainant reiterates the argument in the immediately preceding paragraph and notes that he is a part of the national Union of Ghana Students (NUGS)
3. The 1st accused herein is the National Executive Committee of the National Union of Students of Ghana.
4. The second accuser herein is the Chairperson of the National Executive Council (NEC), NUGS.
5. The complainant claims that the 1st defendant released a notice to the general public on 9 August 2020.
6. The complainant repeats the averment found in the subsequently preceding paragraph and notes that the aforementioned circular purported to lay down guidelines for the NUGS Congress.
7. The claimant explicitly states that the circular intended to terminate the operations of the Congress, the Central Committee and all the coalitions for the next two ( 2 ) months.
8. The plaintiff explicitly claims that the defendant tried to cancel the 54th Annual Residential Elective Congress of the NUGS by means of a memorandum.
9. The complainant claims that, by means of a letter provided by the defendant, the defendant claimed that it had every intention of extending its presidential term beyond the time foreseen by the NUGS Regulations.
10. The complainant believes that the actions of the defendant in delaying the Annual Residential Elective Congress by publishing the circular is illegal and has no legal basis.
11. The complainant claims that the defendant, by means of a circular letter, has expressed every intention of extending its term of office in violation of the NUGS Constitution, unless the orders of that honorable board permit it to do so.

 

We made the necessary efforts as a media to find out what has been stipulated in the Constitution of the National Union of Ghana Students, 2019.

 

 

 

WHEREAS the claimant demands the following reliefs against the defendant;

(a) a statement that the circular issued by the respondents is illegal and therefore invalid.
(b) An assertion that any effort by the defendants to prolong the term of office of National Executive Officers is contrary to Article 13(e) of the NUGS Constitution of 2019 and is therefore illegitimate.
(c) A declaration that any effort by the National Executive Council to suspend the operations of the Congress and the Central Committee, the two highest decision-making bodies of the NUGS, is illegal, unlawful, null and void of the defendants and a direct abuse of authority.
d) An order to revoke the aforementioned circular issued by the defendants alleging to extend the term of office of NEO and to suspend the operations of Congress and CC as it violates the rules of judicial independence where it is difficult to be a judge of its own cause.
(e) As an alternative to paragraph (d), an order requiring the 1st and 2nd defendants to withhold the previously stated circular.
(f) an order for an indictment to prohibit the defendants from carrying out a circular or some other thing in a similar manner and to prohibit the defendant from holding office for more than the time originally envisioned under the NUGS Constitution.
g) an injunction to force the defendants to begin the electoral procedure in compliance with the Constitution of the NUGS, 2019.

SAMUEL PINAMAN ADOMAKO

BRIGHT TABIRI

(COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFF)

THE CLERK,
JUDICIAL BOARD, NUGS
ACCRA

AND FOR SERVICE ON THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS

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