The Commercial Court, a Division of Fast Track High Court, on Tuesday dismissed an injunction filed by Intelligence Card Production Systems (ICPS) restraining the Electoral Commission (EC) from awarding the contract on the biometric registration.The ICPS is one of the disqualified bidders for the biometric registration.
The court, presided over by Mrs Justice Barbara Ackah-Ayensu, also awarded GHc 5,000 cost against Counsel for the complainant, Mr E.D.K. Latsa for abusing the court process. The ICPS in its application prayed the court to restrain the EC from awarding contract on the biometric registration pending an appeal at the Appeal Court.
Mrs Justice Ackah-Ayensu, in her ruling, said granting the application or reliefs sought by the plaintiff would mean the court was undermining its earlier ruling in which the same complainant brought a similar complaint that was dismissed by the court. She said the current application by the plaintiff constituted an abuse of the court process and was without any merit.
Mr Latsa, presenting his case, said the current motion was different from the previous one which was dismissed because the application was seeking to restrain the EC from awarding the contract pending an appeal.
He said the motion on the grounds of appeal by the plaintiff had been well indicated in the application as well as the reliefs being sought by the complainant. Mr Latsa explained that when the application being sought by the plaintiff was granted it would prevent the EC from excluding ICPS from the bidding process.
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