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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