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Politics of Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Source: citifmonline.com

NPP congress in limbo, court to hear injunction case

An Accra Fast Track High Court will today hear an application seeking an interlocutory injunction on New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) congress to elect a flagbearer on October 18.

Two members of the party, Rexford Agyei Frimpong and Oppong Kyekyeku are seeking an order against the National Council to comply with provisions of the NPP constitution and fix a new date for the congress.

The suit came shortly after Alan Kyerematen and Addai Nimoh made calls for a review of the date for the elections to elect a flagbearer to lead the party in the 2016 general elections.

The two say the October 18 date will not give them ample time to reach the over 140,000 delegates across the country.

Nana Akufo-Addo’s camp has in a response to the call said that they don’t agree with the arguments from the two candidates because according to them, the situation is like a “90 minutes football game, we all have the same time to compete and win.”

Notwithstanding the court case, Alan Kyeremanten begun his campaign tour in the Northern Region over the weekend.

Citifmonline.com has gathered that the party is expected to hold another national executive committee meeting on Wednesday to discuss the issue.

Meanwhile, an Accra Fast Track High Court has set September 30, 2014 to rule on a motion filed by the NPP praying the court to throw out an application filed by a member of the party David Hoezame.

Hoezame is challenging the status of the national council of the party.

According to the party led by its lead counsel Godfred Dame, the case brought before the court was frivolous and lacked merit.

He argued that Hoezame failed to adhere to the dictates of the constitution of the party which spells out clearly how grievances by members of the party should be dealt with.

In August, a Fast track High Court dismissed an application for an interim injunction against the party’s Super Delegates Congress.