Akuapem North Constituency NPP Delegates Seeks Nullification Of Ama Dokua As Party’s Candidate..
Some New Patriotic Party polling Station executives in the Akuapem North Constituency are praying an Accra High Court for an order of injunction restraining the NPP from presenting the Incumbent Member of Parliament Hon Ama Dokua Asiamah to the electoral Commission as the party’s candidate for the Akuapem North Constituency in the 2020 general elections without convening an extraordinary delegates conference.
The polling station executives are also asking for a declaration that, the New Patriot Party’s purported nomination and approval of the incumbent Member of Parliament for Akuapem North Constituency as the New Patriotic Party’s parliamentary candidate in the upcoming general elections in December 2020 is blatant disregard of the NPP’s constitution , illegal, null, void and of no effect.
The polling station executives aver that, unless the honourable court intervene, their constitutional rights as delegates of the NPP has been severely violated, is being violated and will be irretrievably violated by the New Patriotic Party.
The polling station executives represented in court by Stephen Asare Darko and seven others argue that, the party’s constitution requires an extraordinary delegates conference to select a parliamentary candidate for the Constituency.
However, the party disregarded this constitutional provision and election regulations and surreptitiously called a meeting of carefully selected members of the Constituency to a private residence where they purportedly nominated and declared the incumbent member of Parliament for Akuapem North Constituency Hon Ama Dokua Asiamah as the NPP’s parliamentary candidate for the December 2020 elections.
Stephen Asare speaks for the litigating delegates.
The Accra High Court of Justice , General Jurisdiction Division 4 presided over by her lordship Olivia Obeng adjourned the case to August 13, 2020 because the defendant didn’t make appearance in court.
Counsel for the plaintiff Mr. Raymond Bagnabu averted in court that, security guards at the NPP’s party head office has decline the bailiff entry into the Party’s headquaters to serve them.
However, he hinted to file for a substituted service in order to get leadership or representative of the NPP to take note of the Summons and appear in court.
Stephen Asare insisted that, the party respect their own constitution.