The New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Asante Mampong faces a setback as 35 disgruntled party members secure an injunction, leading to the suspension of parliamentary primaries scheduled for January 27.
The political landscape in Mampong has been fraught with legal challenges since February 2022, stemming from dissatisfied party members contesting the legitimacy of polling station elections. The initial legal battle, which spanned over a year, saw the High Court in Mampong dismissing the case, allowing the party to proceed with elections for electoral area coordinators and constituency executives.
However, discontent persisted among the plaintiffs, particularly after their attempt to prevent polling station executives from participating in the NPP’s presidential primaries in 2023 proved unsuccessful due to procedural issues.
Led by Kofi Sarpong, the disgruntled members have now obtained a fresh injunction from the Court of Appeal against the upcoming parliamentary primaries. This move comes after filing an appeal on the dismissed case, signaling an ongoing legal struggle within the party.
Alhaji Malik Agyei, the Asante Mampong Constituency Secretary of the NPP, confirmed the party’s receipt of the injunction, stating, “Little did we know they have gone again to injunct the primaries.”
The interlocutory injunction from the High Court is scheduled to be heard on February 14, 2024, raising uncertainty about the fate of the parliamentary primaries in Mampong.