March 9, 2021
By Ibrahim Kabba Turay
Justice Adrian Fisher will on Wednesday 10th March rule on the merit of the ex-parte notice of motion which sought to slam an injunction on the All Peoples Congress (APC) Party.
Last Friday, lawyer for the plaintiff applicant, J.M Jengo, prayed to the court for an extension of time to allow them fulfil the orders of court, adding that there was no affidavit to support the injunction.
The orders of the court was to restrain the defendants-the APC party executive, from holding any conference, rally, convention, and meeting until after the determination of the matter by the High Court.
Defendant’s lawyer, Ady Macaulay, objected that the first order is a jurisdictional order and that the previous application by the plaintiff is ‘faulty as it is placed with irrelevant and fatal irregularities which the court cannot grant.’
Lawyer Macaulay re-echoed that the injunction sought was to restrain the APC from its legitimate functions as a political party, thus expressing worry that the said injunction, if not lifted, will bar the party from holding any activity and that it will have a negative impact on them ahead of next election.
He told the court that police had stopped the APC from rallying at a by-election, adding that he wanted the court to inform the Inspector General of Police about the orders in the injunction.
Lawyer Ibrahim Mansaray representing first defendant, Osman Foday Yansaneh argued about the urgency of the plaintiff’s filing an injunction on the APC, thus noting that the plaintiff applicant used the wrong method to bring the action to court.
While Justice Komba Kamanda (JA) of the Freetown High Court threw out of court the matter between the All People’s Congress (APC) party and the National Reformation Movement (NRM), the party was on Friday again slammed with another High Court Injunction.
The NRM had initially sought an injunction at the High Court to halt the National Delegates Conference of the APC which should have been held in Port Loko. Thus, the High Court put on hold the delegates’ conference.