2 NPP members seek injunction on Fomena polling station election

Former Bantama MP Kwabena Kokofu and some election committee members in Fomena

Two aggrieved supporters of the New Patriotic Party, NPP, are praying the High Court to restrain the party from holding an election in the Fomena Constituency of the Ashanti Region.

Benjamin Ofori and Kwame Anokye are challenging the credibility of the polling station elections supervised by a committee led by former Bantama lawmaker, Henry Kwabena Kokofu.

They claim that some individuals who had automatically forfeited their party membership after sponsoring an independent candidate during the 2020 general elections were allowed to pick nomination forms to contest various positions.

“The plaintiffs aver that all efforts to compel the Defendants from disqualifying these people from contesting the elections have proven futile.

The plaintiffs have been pushed to the belief that aforementioned people can be stopped or disqualified from contesting in the aforementioned 1st Defendant only with the help of this Honorable Court”, their writ read in part.

The plaintiffs want among others a declaration that any member of the New Patriotic Party who forfeits his membership cannot contest elections.

The party’s General Secretary, John Boadu has been served today (Thursday) at an undisclosed location in Accra, sources familiar with the development had told dailymailgh.com.

“The party has also been served. One of the committee members has also acknowledged receipt of the court document”, the source said.

What happened in Fomena?

The NPP suspended elections in the Fomena Constituency as it opened nominations to pick new officers at the grassroots.

Some aggrieved party members however staged a protest against the decision as they accused the rank-and-file of the party of circumventing the electoral process to favour followers of incumbent MP for the area, Andrew Amoako Asiamah.

Mr. Asiamah who is currently the Second Deputy Speaker of Ghana’s parliament broke ranks to contest as an independent candidate during the 2020 polls.

The protesters had warned they will resist attempts to impose the lawmaker on the constituency.

“We are opposing the imposition of an independent candidate in the Fomena Constituency. Also, the constitution of the party is not being followed strictly. Again, some party faithful who helped Nana Addo win the general elections are being sidelined, and the party favours those in the camp of the Independent Member of Parliament for this area, Andrew Amoako Asiamah”, one of the protesters Emmanuel Domah told dailymailgh.com.


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