Trouble Brews In NPP Ledzokuku Constituency

Two members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ledzokuku Constituency of the Greater Accra Region have filed a writ at an Accra High Court restraining the party from organising its primaries.

This was after the constituency chairman and other national executive members were accused of acting contrary to laid down party regulations.

The injunction, a copy of which The Ghanaian Times sighted was served on the constituency chairman, Mr. Alfred Boye, at his residence last Friday and the general secretary, Lawyer Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie at the party’s headquarters.

Mr. Sam Laryea, constituency research and elections officer and Mr. Benjamin Eshun, a polling station executive, are the plaintiffs.

The plaintiffs averred that, “in clear contravention of the National Executive Council Rules for the Election of Party Officers 2013/2014”, the Chairman, Alfred Boye, has refused to call a constituency executive committee meeting for the purpose of constituting an election committee.

The writ  said the “plaintiffs aver that, in the absence of this election committee, Alfred Boye is running a ‘one man show’ directing the conduct of the elections without reference to the NEC Rules”.

The plaintiffs claimed that the constituency chairman has “withheld the polling station registers for the 74 newly-created polling stations from the relevant polling stations and is packing them with names of his supporters”.

Additionally, they claimed the “constituency chairman is insisting on the payment of 24 months outstanding dues before anyone can be nominated as a polling station executive”.

The constituency chairman further stood accused of “unilaterally preparing a calender for the polling stations without the knowledge and consent of other executives.”

The plaintiffs, therefore, prayed the court for an injunction to stop all activities relating to the internal elections of Ledzokuku Constituency.

 

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