Dormaa Central NPP votes to retain constituency chairman since 1992 despite writ

Delegates of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Dormaa Central Constituency of the Bono Region defied a court order to hold elections on Thursday, April 28.

Some five constituency members had gone to the Sunyani High Court to secure an order against the elections after they claimed they were barred from picking nomination forms in accordance with laid-down rules and regulations of the party.

The High Court is yet to adjudicate the case.

The writ cited a member of the Constituency Elections Committee, Mahama Afful, who is a former Deputy Minister for Aviation. He was one of nine to be cited as defendants.

But after the polls, Mr Afful said he did not think the Committee defied a court order to go ahead with the elections, which retained most of the executives.

“I don’t think so. We will sort it out by the next meeting,” he told journalists after the exercise.

Some aggrieved delegates complained of the deployment of some well-built men by the Municipal Chief Executive, Iddrisah Wattara, as security during the exercise.

After the exercise, Mumuni Musa, who has been Constituency Chairman since 1992, was re-elected.

He told journalists that as a poultry farmer, he is not in politics for money but to serve the party and humanity.

He pledged Dormaa Central’s commitment to help the NPP “break the eight”.

Other key officers re-elected are the Secretary, Nana Dwomoh Bensen, and the Women’s Organizer, Vera Opoku Mensah.


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