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Court places injunction on NDC Presidential primaries

An Accra High Court has placed an injunction on the opposition National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) impending presidential primaries scheduled for January 26, 2018.

The plaintiffs Abdallah Issah and James Kabu Nartey went to court to contest guidelines and rules set for the presidential primaries insisting that the guidelines violate the country’s 1992 constitution.

“The court in its order said the NDC “their committees, agents, private servants or authorized bodies and all persons acting through them be restrained from proceeding with the NDC 2019 Presidential Elections in the manner outlined in the guidelines as ammended or at all until the final determination of the suit.”

According to the court said, the injunction is for the next 10 days after which the plaintiffs have the opportunity to reapply for a notice to stop the election process.

Some flagbearer hopefuls had been protesting the decision of the National Executive Committee’s to charge each aspirant GHS 420,000 as filing and nomination fee.

They subsequently petitioned the party’s Council of Elders in which they proposed that fees for collection of forms be GHS 5,000 while the filing fees be GHS100,000.

They also wanted an endorsement period of 6 weeks and the polling date to be extended to the first week of March 2019.


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