A suit filed by some disgruntled members of the New Patriotic Party whose names were expunged from the voter roll before the party’s parliamentary primaries in the Asante Akyem North Constituency has been withdrawn.
The names of some 145 delegates in that Constituency in the Ashanti region were omitted from the original delegate’s album.
On Thursday, June 18, 2020, the delegates filed a suit to challenge the removal of their names from the party’s album in the heat of the parliamentary primaries.
But the delegates said in a statement that they have asked their lawyers to immediately withdraw the case from court.
“We have met as plaintiffs and deliberated over the case and its potential impact on the party when it is determined in our favour. We have decided and are instructing our lawyers to take steps to immediately withdraw both the pending contempt application and the main case,” they said in the statement.
The plaintiffs in the statement explained the reason for their decision to withdraw the case from the court saying, “On the four occasions that the four applications against the suit were dismissed or struck out as withdrawn, for obvious reasons and prompting of the court, the court stressed that cost should be waived against the Defendants because ‘this is a family matter’. Again, settlement of the case out of court has always been spoken about, privately and publicly by party leaders. We, therefore, do not wish to proceed any further with the case, they added”.
Source: Daily Mail GH