Executives of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Volta region have resolved to organize the parliamentary primaries in the North Tongu constituency this Sunday.
The decision follows the dismissal of suit by member seeking to put an injunction on the primaries.
This injunction was filed by Christopher Kofi Eleblu, an aspirant, who was disqualified by the NDC National Petition Review Committee on October 14, 2015, on grounds he had reportedly been arraigned before an Accra High Court (Financial Division) for defrauding the State to the tune of GH¢646, 000.00.
Following his disqualification, Mr. Eleblu appealed an Accra High Court to place an injunction on the primary until the final verdict of the court on his case was determined.
The election for seat, currently occupied by the deputy Minister of Education, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, was put on hold after a court ordered that the primaries be put on hold following the suit.
The Volta regional chairman of the NDC Mr Kwadwo Gyapong, confirmed the go-ahead of the primaries this Sunday to Citi News.
“Somebody took the party to court and the case was dismissed only yesterday and we are holding the primaries on Sunday, the 20th of this month [December],” he said.
Mr Gyapong also said the two remaining postponed parliamentary primaries in the Volta region. the Ketu South and the Nkwanta South constituencies, will come on as soon as all legal issues are cleared.
“Ketu-South is still pending and is still in court and as soon is the case is worker, we will hold the primary election. That Nkwanta-South too we are hoping that sooner or later, everything we need to clear in Nkwanta will be done so we can hold he election.”
By Delali Adogla-Bessa/citifmonline.com/Ghana