The Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) has rejected the application for provisional and conservatory measures filed by disqualified GFA presidential candidate Wilfred Osei, affectionately known as Palmer in relation to matters his disqualification from the GFA elections.
The Tema Youth FC boss prayed the world sports arbitration body to overturn the decision of the Elections Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Normalization Committee to pave way for him to contest for the elections scheduled for today. The Court of Arbitration for Sports called for a quick response from the Normalization Committee of the FA to Palmer’s complaint to enable them determine the fate of the case, and the FA responded accordingly last Monday.
On Friday, CAS ruled on the matter, rejecting Palmer’s application for provisional and conservatory measures (injunction) seeking to suspend the elections, directing the FA to proceed with its elections as planned while the substantive case is heard at a latter date.
In a letter dated 25th October, 2019, the president of the Appeals Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sports ruled as follows:
“The application for provisional and conservatory measures filed by Wilfred Kwaku Osei on 14 October 2019 in the matter of CAS 2019/A/6517 Wilfred Kwaku Osei vs Ghana Football Association is rejected.
“The costs of this Order shall be determined in the final award or any final disposition of this arbitration”.
The GFA will go ahead with its 25 October 2019 Extraordinary Congress (Elective) as scheduled”, the letter stated.
In effect, the election will go ahead as scheduled pending the substantive hearing of the case at a date to be determined by CAS.
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