Asante Akyem North NPP Primary: NPP Supplements Defence against Expunge Delegates





The New Patriotic Party has supplemented its filing with a motion praying the High Court on the procedural irregularities and non- compliance with the constitution of the NPP on the part of the plaintiffs as basis for the court to throw out the case brought before it by the plaintiffs.


In a supplementary statement of the motion filed at the High Court Registry on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, which was sighted by Adanse3 FM, the NPP explained its first legal basis that procedural irregularity goes to the root of the suit and has rendered the entire actions a complete nullity by the issuance of another writ in accordance to the stipulations encapsulated under civil procedures.


The NPP averred in its second legal basis that the plaintiffs never complied with the constitution of the New Patriotic Party.

Further, the New Patriotic Party posited that the non-compliance with the guidelines and application for the conduct of parliamentary primaries in constituencies by plaintiffs has rendered the issuance of the present writ of summons against the party a nullity attached among other things to the case are mootness of cause of action and non-disclosure of a cause of action by the plaintiffs as averred by the NPP.


It concluded that, other grounds shall be canvassed as upon the grounds stated in the accompanying affidavits.


The lawyer for the expunged delegates , Samson Lardy Anyenini told the court he was yet to be served with the new suit but he will argue the case but one of the defendant on the case, Hon. Andy Appiah Kubi, the incumbent MP and lawyer for NPP, Gary Nimako Marfo opposed the idea on the basis of days of service before the commencement of trial.


The case has been adjourned to Thursday, 17th September, 2020.


It would be recalled that about 145 delegates in 61 polling stations, mostly from Agogo whose names were allegedly deleted from the original photo album of the NPP in the Asante Akyem North Constituency successfully filed a suit and an injunction against the party, the Electoral Commission and Hon. Andy Appiah Kubi on 18th June, 2020 at the High Court, Accra.

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