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Politics of Monday, 26 February 2018

Source: citifmonline.com

NPP meets to address legal challenges over constituency elections

The Deputy General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party [NPP], Nana Obiri Boahen, has told Citi News that the party’s leadership will meet today [Monday], to address all the legal issues that have plagued the party’s constituency elections across the country.

The constituency elections, which are expected to end on Tuesday, February 27, have seen some aggrieved parties take legal action against individuals, whiles others are challenging some of the processes leading to the polls.

In constituencies such as Cape Coast South, Suame, Ahafo-Ano South among others, the elections were halted by court injunctions.

Speaking to Citi News, the Deputy General Secretary of the NPP, Nana Obiri Boahen, said the party would prefer to settle all legal issues out of court.

“We are going to resolve most of these problems. Some of these injunctions have been served to us at the headquarters. We will be able to resolve them. If it is a matter of settling it out of court, we are competent and capable of doing that. If it is a matter of fighting it in court, we are able to do that. From Monday, the national leadership will meet and take a look at most of the issues before court and we will find the way forward.”

“Nobody is interested in litigation, but where it is highly impossible and practically improbable to settle the matters out of court, the only option is to go to court,” he said.

Meanwhile, for security reasons, five constituencies in the Northern Region were isolated from the nationwide constituency elections which started on Saturday, February 24, 2018.

The constituencies are Yunyoo, Bimbila, Daboya/Mankarigu, Nalerigu/Gambaga and Karaga, which were identified as political hotspots.