Court Adjourns NPP's Injunction Case To September 26

A Fast Track High Court on Tuesday adjourned to September 26 an interlocutory injunction filed against the New Patriotic Party (NPP) congress scheduled for October 18 to elect the party’s presidential candidate. Two members of the party, Rexford Agyei Frimpong and Oppong Kyekyeku, have gone to court to seek an order against the National Council to comply with the provision of the NPP constitution and fix a new date for the congress. According to the two plaintiffs the October 18 date will not give them ample time to reach the over 140,000 delegates across the country. At the court today, Mr Eric Teiku, counsel for the plaintiffs said they had just received an affidavit in opposition filed by the Party and would need time to study the process. According to Mr Teiku “we have seen some issues raised in the affidavit in opposition, we would like to challenge them.” Mr Andy Appiah-Kubi who represented the NPP did not object to the request made by the plaintiffs. The court presided over by Mr Justice Mustapha Habib Logoh therefore adjourned the case.