NDC Elections In Limbo

A High Court has issued a fiat to restrain the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) from organising it branch and constituency Executives elections.

This follows an ex-parte motion filed against the defendant, NDC by the party’s suspended Constituency Chairman for Amasaman, Winfred Kofi Zoryiku for wrongfully suspending him from the party.

The plaintiff said the defendant has no business to spearhead an impending elections to choose fresh officers for the party, asking them to desist from going ahead with any process leading to such elections.

The injunction secured from the Amasaman High Court sighted by DGN Online barred the defendant, its agents, officers, workmen, assigns and all previes from conducting the elections for a period of 10 days or having anything to do with the elections.

Winfred Kofi Zoryiku was suspended by the NDC over an accusation levelled against him that he printed and issued fake membership ID cards to party members.

This follows a statement issued and signed by Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, the General Secretary of the NDC, announcing his suspension from the party over the allegation.

His action, according to the party, contravenes Articles 47 and 48 of its constitution.

The NDC’s Functional Executive Committee arrived at the decision after an assessment of the allegations pending the hearing and final determination of the matter.

But Winfred Kofi Zoryiku said the allegation levelled against him is false, and a thorough probe will exonerate him but the party failed to give him listening ear.

“One of the most experienced politicians we have in our country is our General Secretary, and he has appended his signature to the [suspension] letter, and so I know surely justice will prevail. My appeal is that, paragraph 3 of the letter, which indicated that I was consulted, and I accepted [the fake ID allegation], is not so. I’m sure somebody might have misinformed him. I am pleading with the high office of the General Secretary to investigate the matter.

When investigations are conducted, the truth will come out, and I will be reinstated,” he said.

The plaintiff is believed a supporter of Dr Kwabena Duffuor, a presidential hopeful.

Source: DGN


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