The High Court has issued restrain orders to the Independent Electoral Commission, People’s Progressive Party and its leader Kebba Jallow.
The first order placed an interim injunction on IEC from conducting any transaction with PPP leadership, the second restrained PPP from acting on the ‘purported’ dismissal of the applicant [Fatoumatta Njai] from the party; and the final order restrained Kebba Jallow, PPP SG & leader from parading himself as the leader of the party.
“It is hereby ordered the 3rd respondent [IEC] be restrained by an order of interim injunction from conducting any transaction with the 2nd respondent in the name of the and on behalf of the 1st respondents.
“It is further ordered that 1st respondent [PPP] be restrained by an order of interim injunction from acting on the purported dismissal of the applicant from their party.
“It is again ordered that the 2nd respondent [Kebba Jallow, PPP SG & leader] be restrained by an order of interim injunction from parading himself as the leader of the 1st respondent,” the orders read.
The three separate orders issued on Thursday will last for 7 days, the superior court said.
The orders by the court came after the counsel for Fatoumatta Njai] filed the motion Ex- parte on 27th May in the civil suit between Fatoumatta Njai, [applicant] People’s Progressive Party, [1st Defendant], Kebba Jallow [2nd Defendant] and the Independent Electoral Commission [3rd Defendant].
Njai’s application at the court followed a fallout with colleagues at the PPP’s elective congress and a subsequent announcement of her expulsion by the party.