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Politics of Saturday, 25 July 2015


Korle Klottey delegates angry over injunction

Some New Patriotic Party (NPP) delegates at Korle Klottey constituency have expressed anger over an injunction that has been placed on the parliamentary primaries preventing them to vote Saturday.

The delegates are threatening to announce their own winner by close of day today if the election is not held.

Meanwhile the parliamentary aspirant for constituency, Philip Addison, is pushing for the party to disqualify his main contender, Nii Noi Nortey.

The party on Wednesday announced its intention to conduct polls in some eight constituencies after some aspirants had been cleared by the national appeals committee to run the elections.

There is however an application for injunction on the elections at the Korle Clottey constituency following a writ by six party supporters.

The plaintiffs want the court to, among others, declare Nii Noi Nortey unfit to contest the crucial polls because they claim he presented a fake certificate to the vetting committee of the party.

Also at the Okaikoi South constituency, there is a heated misunderstanding over an injunction that has also been placed on the election.

Delegates have therefore vowed to announce the winner before the polls end.

Meanwhile elections are ongoing at the following constituencies, Tema West, Tema Central, Obom-Domeabra, Kintampo North, Juaben and Kwesimintsim.

But Deputy Tema West Constituency Organizer, Ebenezer Nii Anang says the roads leading to the election venue at Adjei Kojo School for the Deaf is bad, which to him has become a major worry for delegates plying that routes.

However a statement released yesterday by General Secretary Kwabena Agyei Agyepong also said that, Parliamentary Primaries in the under-listed constituencies are on hold due to pending court cases. Ablekuma West, Manhyia North, Krowor, Kumawu, Akontombra and Ho Central constituencies.