Asante Akyem North NPP Primary: Court adjourns case again

Accra High Court on Thursday adjourned the case involving some 145 delegates who are arguing that their names have been removed from the register for the parliamentary primary in the Asante Akyem North Constituency in the Ashanti Region to August 27.

Some of the delegates filed for the injunction arguing that their names have been removed from the register for the election.

According to the delegates, they took this step in compliance with the democratic principles of the party, and it was the last resort after their petitions over the unconstitutional maneuvering to disenfranchise them from voting the in upcoming primaries proved futile.

They insist that comparing the original album with the tampered one, it is clear that most of the names of persons that replaced them are from Juansa allegedly masterminded by the incumbent MP.

Court on July 24 rejected an application by the NPP and Andy Appiah Kubi to throw out a landmark suit that seeks the reinstatement of about 145 delegates who were illegally expunged from the Asante Akyem North Constituency NPP delegate's album.

The party cited procedural irregularities and non- compliance with the constitution of the NPP on the part of the plaintiffs as bases for the court to throw out the case brought before it by the plaintiffs. The party further argued that the complainants should have filed their complaint by petition and not a writ as required by law and statutes. The court however, rejected this application and stated that the plaintiffs to all intents and purposes and per the records before the court have met all legal requirements.

The incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Andy Kwame Appiah-Kubi is contesting the seat with Kwadwo Baah Agyemang, a former MP for the area.

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