Some members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) are trying to get a ruling from the Cape Coast High Court to stop the Ekumfi Constituency Party from holding its Central Region Delegates Conference.
This comes as the NPP prepares to elect regional executives at the conference.
The Plaintiffs seek an injunction prohibiting the Defendants, their agents or assigns, any individual or group of persons whose legitimacy emanates from any regional election organized by the Defendants, from considering themselves central regional cadres of the NPP.
According to court documents dated May 25, plaintiffs Edward Armah, Ransford Bosomtwe, Albert Ackon, Razak Nurudeen and Mohammed Iddrisu insisted that Robert Kingsford’s Central NPP Regional Chairman Kutin Jnr and other members of the election committee were “charged with the responsibility of ensuring that an election is held in Ekumfi constituency, but they refused and/or failed to do so…”
According to the plaintiffs, “this constitutes an omission or dereliction of duty contrary to established principles and the constitution without justifiable reason”.
They further claim that the fact that there are no pending legal cases against the constituency election leaves them puzzled as to why the leaders would decide not to hold it, adding that the failure would deprive potential leaders and party members in the constituency.
The petitioners therefore ask the High Court to restrain the Electoral Committee and the Electoral Commission from “continuing the central regional elections until the elections for Ekumfi constituency are held and until the constituency has a votes in the imminent regional elections”.
For this reason, the five aggrieved members demand a “declaration that the organization of elections for the central regional executive of the New Patriotic Party without the participation and involvement of the Ekumfi constituency of the party is illegal but not in accordance with the constitution of partying.”