The High Court in Accra, on Thursday, rejected an application for a default judgment filed by National Security Minister Albert Kan Dapaah against Fix the Country convener Oliver Barker-Vormawor.
The dismissal pertains to a defamation suit initiated by the minister, who alleges that Barker-Vormawor accused him of attempting bribery to halt activism.
Mr Kan Dapaah's legal team sought a favourable judgment, citing Barker-Vormawor's failure to file a defence.
They argued that this omission indicated a lack of defence to the defamation claims, with the NPP politician seeking damages of 10 million Ghana Cedis and an apology.
However, during the court proceedings, Mr Barker-Vormawor's lawyers opposed the application, contending its inappropriateness.
The court, after questioning the defendant about his defence, directed Mr Dapaah's lawyers to withdraw the application.
Subsequently, Mr Barker-Vormawor was granted two weeks to submit his statement of defence, and the case is set for adjournment on December 14.