Korle Klottey NPP set for primary as court throws out injunction

An Accra Fast Track High Court thrown out an application filed by some supporters of the opposition New Patriotic Party, NPP, seeking to place an injunction on the party’s Korle Klottey constituency parliamentary primary.

Six persons  had gone to the court to among others, declare Nii Noi Nortey unfit to contest the primary because they claim he presented a fake University of Ghana certificate to the vetting committee of the party.

The plaintiffs are Juliana Briandt, George Attor Williams, Mary Crentsil, Ebenezer Acquah, Michael Nana Nkansa and Edward Quansah.

But the key person contesting the Korle Klottey primary, Lawyer Philip Addison, who led the NPP’s 2012 Supreme Court election petition, has been accused of masterminding the hurdles to kick out his opponent, a man who was once an executive of the constituency.

Suggestions are that Lawyer Philip Addison is doing all these to ensure that he becomes the sole contender for the primaries.

Mr. Addison before the court ruling, had stated that there was confirmation that his opponent is holding a forged Bachelor of Arts in Political Science awarded by the University of Ghana.

But the Presiding judge, Justice Ofori Attah, dismissed the application, explaining that the plaintiffs failed to prove that if the injunction is not granted it will hurt the interest of the party going into the 2016 elections.

With the outcome of the court action, the party can hold the Korle Klottey primary which has been rescheduled severally due to these misunderstandings.

There was massive jubilation at the court on Thursday for supporters of Nii Nortey, some of who are delegates for the upcoming primary.

That probably gives an indication that Nii Nortey has massive support and could flaw Lawyer Addison at the primary.

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Out of the 275 constituencies, the NPP is yet to hold primaries in twelve areas due to disagreements, some of which have become a subject of legal tussle.

By: 3news.com /Ghana