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NPP Primaries: Asante Akim North contest on hold after delegates secured an injunction

Some 145 delegates of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Asante Akim North Constituency in the Ashanti Region have filed an interlocutory injunction against Saturday’s primaries.

According to the delegates, their names have been “unlawfully” and “fraudulently” missing from the album.

The contest was going to be between incumbent Andy Kwame Appiah Kubi and former Member of Parliament Kwadwo Baah Agyemang.

Mr Baah Agyemang, who is the Board Chairman of the National Sports Authority (NSA), is staging a comeback and is challenging the man who ousted him in the primaries in 2015.

The contest in the constituency is tagged one of the hot spots in the Region.

But it has been put on hold until the grievances are resolved by the courts.

Hearing has been scheduled for Thursday, July 2.

Copies of the injunction has been served the party’s headquarters, the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC), the Ashanti Regional Director of the EC, the Asante Akim North District Director of EC, Constituency Secretary, Ashanti Regional Secretary of the NPP and the Konongo Odumase Divisional Police Commander.

According to the writ, the injunction is to “restrain defendants, their servants, agents, privies or assigns or howsoever designated from proceeding with or in any way whatsoever conducting, supervising or dealing with or participating in any processes touching and concerning further activities or dealings towards the election or selection of 1st Defendant’s Parliamentary Candidate for the Asante Akim North Constituency of the Ashanti Region for participation in the General Elections in December 2020 pending the determination of the suit…, and for a further Order to 2nd Defendant not to participate in any activities towards and for the purpose of electing or selecting a Parliamentary Candidate for Asante Akim North Constituency…”

The delegates are said to be from 61 polling stations, mostly in Agogo.

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