Case against Kofi Adams withdrawn

Kofi AdamsYaw Osei Gyamfi, the man who attempted to stop Kofi Adams from contesting the national organiser position of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) yesterday withdrew the case from court.

The supposed plaintiff on Monday filed a suit at an Accra Fast Track High Court seeking a declaration that Mr. Adams, who is the incumbent deputy general secretary was not qualified to stand for a national party position at Saturday’s national congress of the party.

Mr. Gyamfi argued that Mr. Adams was once suspended by the party, thus his attempt to become the national organiser was in breach of the party’s constitution.

Joint to the suit were the NDC and the national chairman, Dr. Kwabena Adjei.

However the plaintiff made a turnaround yesterday when he filed to discontinue with the case.

The court slapped a cost of GH¢20,000 on Mr. Gyamfi.

Counsel for the NDC, Samuel Cudjoe, said“the applicant withdrew the case this morning without liberties to reapply”.

Mr. Adams told The Ghanaian Times that the case has disturbed his campaign programme but noted it would not deter him from winning massively at the congress on Saturday.

According to him,the case was a deliberate attempt by his opponents, who feel threatened by his strength, to derail his ambitions.

“I think it was the joke of the century; I was never suspended as a punishment, and it is high time people who claim to be lawyers advise themselves and advise their clients”.

He explained that the party did not suspend him, rather he was only asked to step aside whilst investigations took place and was later cleared and reinstated.

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