New Juaben South NPP secures injunction against polling station election

Four members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the New Juaben South Constituency have secured a court injunction to stop the party’s upcoming Polling Station and Electoral Area Coordinators election.

They were Jalil Ibn Tahir, Jonas Amoh, George Ako and Mable Asantewaa Aikins.

The plaintiffs (the four members of the party), claim there had been deliberate attempt by the constituency executives of the party to deny aspirants nomination forms and alluded the constituency executives were rather selling the nomination forms to their preferred aspirants while denying others.

They said all efforts to buy copies of the nomination forms had proved futile because the defendants were clandestinely selling nomination forms to their favourites, depriving other prospective candidates’ attempts to contest for their respective positions invarious polling stations mentioned in their statement of claim.

Prince Aboagye and the Alhaji Abubakar Alhassan,the Constituency Chairman and Constituency Secretary respectively, had been singled out by the plaintiffs for failing to open nominations on the expected date of February 19, 2022 and also accused them of failing to communicate the venue for picking the nomination forms as was mandated of them and despite petitioning the party’s election committee, the plaintiffs stated no attention was paid to their grievances.

The plaintiffs are seeking an order from the court to cancel the entire electioneering processes due to irregularities, the defendants who are in custody of the nomination forms for the polling station and electoral area coordinators election to make same available to all eligible prospective candidates in the upcoming elections in the constituency.

They are also seeking anorder from the court to compel the national executives of the party to take charge of the sale of nomination forms as well as an order that no prospective aspirant would be denied access to purchase of the forms.

The search for a successor of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as flag bearer of the NPP is growing contentious by the day with several bigwigs within the party tipped to contest the position. –

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