Manaf Ibrahim, an aide to Ghana’s vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has secured an injunction to halt the New Patriotic Party’s primaries in the Asawase constituency.
Mr. Ibrahim is complaining of unfairness having been disqualified from contesting the local polls to represent the Elephant Party in the constituency for the 2020 elections.
The injunction was granted by a Kumasi High Court. The court has barred anyone or a group from organizing the local polls.
Primaries in 106 constituencies
Meanwhile, the NPP has issued notice concerning the primaries. Below is the full text:
NPP GOES TO THE POLLS ON SATURDAY TO ELECT PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATES FOR “ORPHAN CONSTITUENCIES”
The NPP, will, on SATURDAY, 28th September, 2019, hold parliamentary primaries across the country in all the 106 constituencies that the party has no sitting MPs (orphan constituencies) with the exception of the following six constituencies where the primaries have been put on hold until further notice owing to some compelling reasons:
Chereponi constituency (North-East Region)
Krachi West Constituency
Afajato South Constituency
For the avoidance of doubt, the elections shall be supervised by the Electoral Commission of Ghana through their respective District Offices and supported by the various Constituency Parliamentary Elections Committees.
Also, the Album that was used to elect the current constituency executives at the 2018 Constituency Annual Delegates Conference shall be the same Album that will be used for the Extraordinary Constituency Delegates Conference (Primaries) on Saturday.
The party wishes all aspiring parliamentary candidates the best of luck as it assures all stakeholders that the necessary arrangements have been put in place for a successful conference.
Source: Daily Mail GH