Addison, NPP agree to settle case out of court

Mr. Philip Addison

Mr. Philip Addison

The New Patriotic Party (NPP), has agreed to an out-of-court settlement of the suit brought against the party by Mr. Philip Addison, a defeated parliamentary aspirant for the Korle-Klottey Constituency.

Mr. Addison sued the party, demanding an annulment of the results of the constituency primary, alleging that the election was illegal.

When the case was called yesterday, counsel for the party, Dr. Opoku Adusei, prayed the court for an out-of-court settlement for them to use the party’s internal mechanisms to settle the dispute and report later to the court.

The plaintiff and the second defendant in the matter, Valentino Nii Noi, agreed to the submission of the counsel for the party, and moved the motion to set aside the earlier default judgement given by the court when the party failed to enter an appearance.

The Accra High Court, presided over by Ms. Patience Mills Tetteh, accepted the plea and adjourned the case to December 16, for the parties to report the outcome to the court.

According to the background of the case, Mr. Addison and Nii Adjei Tawiah claimed the election was illegal.

Mr. Addison and another, Nii Adjei Tawiah, alleged that the election on August 2, which was won by Valentino Nii Noi, was illegal.

According to them, more than half of the delegates were disenfranchised, and that was the organisation of the election was in violation of the tenets of democratic principles that wassupposed to govern the elections.

They also claimed there was no accreditation and that the register was not certified and violated Article 55 of the constitution of the NPP.

By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme       

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