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Politics of Monday, 28 July 2014

Source: citifmonline.com

NPP Congress: Omari Wadie threatens counter suit to Hoezame’s

A failed vice chairman aspirant of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Michael Omari Wadie has threatened to file an application for joinder if former constituency Chairman for Central Tongu, David Hoezame carries on with his suit.

He has warned that he will seek an annulment of the entire elections, which elected current national executives in Tamale if the current case in court is not withdrawn.

David Hoezame dragged the party and its national chairman, Paul Afoko, to court again with an amended writ, after an initial suit contesting the election of the regional representatives to the party’s national council was thrown out by an Accra High Court in June, 2014.

In the current suit, Hoezame is seeking three reliefs from the court.

He is seeking a restraining order to stop the party from carrying on with the vetting of seven aspirants vying to lead the party in 2016.

He is also asking the court to restrain the party from proceeding with the special delegates’ congress, which is aimed at reducing the seven presidential candidates to five, if all of them are to sail through the vetting process.

The former chairman of the Central Tongu constituency wants the court to restrain the party from organizing the presidential primaries slated for October 18, 2014.

Last Friday, the vetting committee of the party concluded the vetting of all seven presidential aspirants of the party and is yet to release the results.

Michael Omari Wadie told Citi News; whatever Mr. Hoezame is praying the court to do, will disrupt the impending national congress of the NPP “so I will also ask that the national officers also be removed, so we have fresh elections for the national officers.”

Mr. Hoezame is claiming that the members of the NPP national council are unqualified, and the procedures for their election were unconstitutional.

But Omari Wadie is insisting that if Hoezame goes ahead with his suit, “I will also step in and say for all the decisions the national officers have taken with the national council should be annulled.”

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