NDC faces contempt of court for swearing-in Opare Addo as Youth Organizer

George Opare Addo

The opposition NDC could be cited for contempt of court after ignoring an order not to swear in George Opare Addo as the party’s Youth Organizer.

The High Court at Amasaman, on Friday, December 16, granted an application for Interim Injunction against the National Democratic Congress, the NDC Planning Committee Chairman, Alex Segbefia, the NDC Acting Director of Elections, Daniel Amartey, the Electoral Commission and George Opare Addo restraining them, their Agents and/or assigns from taking such action.

The defendants had been further restrained from holding Opare Addo out as the National Youth Organizer elect of the NDC.

This was after the court heard an application for interim injunction brought by Brogya Genfi, a contestant in the just-ended National Youth Organizer election of the NDC, the TEIN President of UPSA, Ibrahim Rashid and Paul Amaldago, TEIN President for the University of Ghana, Legon, who are challenging the legality of George Opare Addo’s election on grounds that same violated two expressed orders/decisions of the High Court and the expressed directives of the National Democratic Congress.

The plaintiffs have filed a Writ of Summons, seeking the annulment of the just-ended National Youth Organizer election on the basis that 22 TEIN President delegates who by the expressed orders of the High Court were supposed to vote in the elections, were excluded and/or prevented from participating in the elections and that 17 persons who were not supposed to participate in the elections were rather allowed to vote.

But after the 10th National Congress held at the Accra Sports Stadium Sunday morning, Opare Addo joined newly elected party executives to swear in the oath of office in direct defiance of the interim injunction by the court.

It is gathered that the plaintiff Brogya Genfi is meeting his lawyers over the development.


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