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GFA Elections: Palmer files for appeal over elimination

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Tema Youth FC president Wilfred Kwaku Osei ‘Palmer’ has lodged an appeal over his disqualification from the Ghana Football Association (GFA) presidential race.

Last week, the former GFA Executive Committee member was cut off from a list of seven persons in the running for the top job following a vetting exercise.

His disqualification was on two separate accounts.

Osei’s legal team has however put together a 114-page petition to the CAS in which it chronicles the sequence of events from the vetting proceedings to the correspondence between the candidate and the Normalisation Committee over the filing of Osei’s appeal to have him take part in the elections.

The document from Osei’s legal team states that the NC’s decision is wrong on the basis of:

1. A declaration that Respondent’s Elections Committee’s decision contained in its letter dated the 4th day of October 2019 is null, void and of no effect.

2. A declaration that upon a true and proper construction of the eligibility criteria set forth in the Respondent’s letter of 4th October 2019 for disqualifying Claimant from contesting the presidency of the Respondent’s Executive Council is not justifiable.

3. An order nullifying any election conducted by Respondent pending the final determination of the instant proceedings.

4. An order directed at Respondent to conduct fresh elections, giving each candidate a fair chance of contesting same based on Respondent’s rules.

The Normalisation Committee is not perturbed by this has planned to carry out the planned election activities till the presidential election on 25 October.

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