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General News of Saturday, 28 September 2019


NPP Primaries: Amasaman delegates disappointed over last minute injunction

Adu Boahen secured a last minute injunction to stop polls from being held today play videoAdu Boahen secured a last minute injunction to stop polls from being held today

NPP delegates in the Amasaman Constituency, who were supposed to elect a parliamentary candidate Saturday, have expressed disappointment in a disqualified candidate, Rockson Adu Boahen, for halting the exercise with an interlocutory injunction granted by an Accra Human Rights High Court, yesterday September 27.

The delegates who had converged at the Amasaman M/A School Park to cast their votes said they least expected any hitches in the elections, especially a suspension of the whole process barely few hours to the commencement.

“It is very disheartening that having gone through electioneering for three months only to be served last minute, less than 6 hours before the voting is something unheard of. NPP we are not noted for such things. If there should be any injunction it should have been brought earlier for us to consider it, but for us to come here only to be told there is an injunction is not acceptable. Whoever did that will have a lot to answer to us, the delegates.” A very displeased delegate lamented.

Others who had to abandon various engagements also expressed their disappointment in the development which has affected their plans.

“we are really disappointed, I travelled to Kumasi. I had to drive all the way from Kumasi yesterday night to come and vote. See the situation now, I lost my sister. I had to be in Kumasi by now. It is rather unfortunate that there is an injunction on the election.”

A delegate who described Mr Adu Boahen as a role model to many of the constituents said he expected better from him, considering his role and the level of division that seems to be appearing in the constituency.

“We thought by the close of the day the election will be over so that we can go back to patching up the broken pieces. But as it stands now we are going back to the campaign and division that is almost bringing its head into the constituency. We least expected the person who brought the injunction on the party. Because he has lived in the constituency for long and we see him as a role model. He could have done it earlier so that they could have solved whatever the issue is.” Another equally disappointed delegate said.

Amasaman is part of the New Patriotic Party’s orphan constituencies which are supposed to elect parliamentary candidates for the 2020 general elections today.

But this morning as constituency executives and officials of the Electoral Commission were setting up for the elections, a notification of injunction was served to the party by Mr Rocskon Adu Boahen, who was disqualified during vetting from contesting.

The last minute injunction meant the party had to suspend the election pending the determination of the High Court on the disqualification of Mr Adu Boahen.