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High Court slaps injunction on NPP parliamentary primaries

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) is facing a legal battle over its parliamentary primaries after the High Court slapped an injunction on the process.
The case involves a dispute over the clearance of six aspirants by the party’s General Secretary, Kwabena Agyepong following a steering committee meeting.
The NPP Youth Organiser of Tema West, Joseph Boabeng Twumasi, who secured the injunction, says it is not in the place of the National Steering Committee to clear the six aspirants.
He argues the NPP should constitute a National Appeals Board to sit over the case of the aspirants who had been disqualified at regional level.
Mr Twumasi said the NPP could constitute the National Appeals Board and sit on the cases and decide by Monday if the aspirants are qualified.
The plaintiff, who is not a parliamentary aspirant, says as a member of the party, the action taken by the NPP National Steering Committee affects the party at constituency level.
The aspirants were cleared to contest the parliamentary primaries set for June 13.
The court says the aspirants cannot hold themselves out as qualified to contest the primaries.
The NPP Communications Director says the legal dispute “shouldn’t really cause any serious disruption” of the primaries.
The primaries will go ahead in all 275 constituencies with the exception of the affected one.
Credit: MyJoyOnline

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