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Politics of Saturday, 13 September 2014

Source: Citifmonline.com

Another injunction on 3 NDC constituency elections

A human rights court has placed an injunction on this weekend’s National Democratic Congress (NDC) elections in three constituencies.

The constituencies are the Madina, Ayawaso West Wugon and La Dadekotopon.

This is the third time of such action in the Greater Accra Region in the last one month.

In the latest development, a member of the party, Bismark Aborbi-Aryitey in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency, dragged the party to court for wrongful disqualification of his bid to become the Youth Organizer for the constituency.

The writ ordered that ”the defendants, whether by themselves, their servants, assigns and privies are restrained from conducting the Youth Wing Election for Youth Organizers of the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, 14th September, 2014.”

In the Madina constituency, five party members secured the court order to prevent the elections on Saturday for similar reasons.

An Accra Fast High Court restrained the two affiliates of the party: the Ningo Constituency and the Greater Accra Regional Executive Committee, from holding its elections on September 8.

The Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ade Coker described the decision as “frivolous” and “vexatious.”

The four members had gone to court to seek a declaration that their disqualification by the Vetting Committee was illegal, unlawful and clear violation of Article 42 (1) of the NDC.

The plaintiffs are also insisted their disqualification was also in breach of the fundamental requirement of natural justice and that they should be given fair hearing.

The members are Michael Kwetey Tetteh, John Doku Nartey, John Mensah and Daniel Tetteh Lartey.

Last Friday, a court threw out a similar suit which was brought before the court by an aspiring executive member of the party, Bossman Oduro-Fosu.

The Court however dismissed the case saying it lacked merit.