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Court Stops Ashanti NDC Elections
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A Kumasi High Court has ordered the national executives of the governing National Democratic Con­gress (NDC) to hold on with the elections for the National Executive Com­mittee and the Ashanti Regional Executive Com­mittee for a 10-day period.

The order follows an Ex-parte motion filed against the defendants – NDC – through its Nation­al Chairman, Dr. Kwabena Adjei, and the members of the National Executive Committee of the party.

A member of the party Njonolah Linus, who is the immediate past President of Tertiary Institution Net­work (TEIN) of the party at Akrokerri College of Education, instituted the action against the NDC and its national officers for allegedly overstaying their mandated tenure of office.

He alleged that the defendants were using their expired mandates to disqualify most card-bear­ing members of the NDC from taking part in the impending elections.

The plaintiff said national and regional exec­utive members had will­fully failed and or refused to observe the provisions of the constitution of the first defendant (NDC), while purporting to be act­ing for and on behalf of the party.

Linus argued that the second defendant’s action to disqualify card- bearing members was willfully done without recourse to the guidelines for the elec­tion of the party’s execu­tive officers.

The plaintiff said the defendants had no busi­ness to spearhead the impending elections to choose fresh officers for the regional and national executive committees, ask­ing them to desist from going ahead with any processes leading to such elections.
Source: Daily Guide

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