New Juaben South NPP defy injunction to vote in polling station election

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The governing New Patriotic Party’s election of polling station executives and electoral area coordinators in the New Juaben South Constituency have taken place in the Ashanti Region despite an injunction secured by some aggrieved members against the process.

Some members of the party in the constituency last week secured an injunction against the election.

The four plaintiffs, Jalil Ibn Tahir, Amoh Jonas, Ako George, and Mable Asantewaa Aikins, who accused the executives of a deliberate attempt not to make the nomination forms available to all aspirants, claim that the executives are rather selling the forms to their favorite aspirants.

In a Citi News interview, the Member of Parliament for New Juaben South, Micheal Kofi Okyere Baafi, said none of the executives has been served with the supposed injunction.

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“Nobody has received any summons or injunction from any court, so I have no idea of any injunction whatsoever.”

There have been disagreements in the NPP after some party members accused executives of giving preferential treatment in the distribution of the forms for the polling station elections in some constituencies.

In other parts of the country, party members are also protesting a decision by the executives to sell out the forms to them after some big-wigs in the NPP announced that they had paid for the forms.

The polling station elections have been scheduled for March 24-25, 2020. There has been malcontent in multiple constituencies over claims some party executives are hoarding nomination forms.

The confusion started in Manhyia North, where an executive had to seek refuge in a police station after being hounded by some supporters.

These tensions have prompted the National Executive Committee of the NPP to meet on the matter.

The NPP has said it will investigate the issues leading to the chaos in the distribution of forms in parts of the country.

 

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