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Politics of Tuesday, 15 January 2019


NDC members who placed injunction on Presidential primaries agrees to an out of court settlement

The plaintiffs who secured a court injunction on the presidential primaries by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have agreed to settle the case out of court.

Counsel for the NDC, Mr Samuel Cudjoe, told the Accra High Court that the parties were negotiating to reach a settlement.

The Counsel therefore pleaded with the court to adjourn the case to enable the parties to agree on the settlement and file the terms of settlement to be adopted as the judgement of the court.

The presiding judge, Mrs Justice Georgina Mensah-Datsa adjourned the case to Thursday, January 17, 2018 to allow the two parties conclude on the negotiations and file it at the court.

The two individuals, Albdallah Issah, a branch Communication Manager and James Kabu Nartey-Oman, a branch Secretary in the Bortianor/Ngleshie Amanfro Constituency of the NDC, sued the NDC over its criteria for the upcoming primary.

In their writ, the two are seeking among other things that that the published guidelines for the conduct of the presidential election by the NDC in 2019 was null and void, ultra vires according to the NDC constitution, 1992.

The applicants are also seeking a declaration that the introduction of certain eligibility criteria as conditions precedent for presidential candidates, as part of the said guidelines provoke the letter and spirit of the NDC Constitution, are unlawful.