An Accra High Court has placed an interim injunction on the upcoming election by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), aimed at selecting a flagbearer for Election 2020
The plaintiffs, Abdallah Issa from Galelia and James Kabu Natey-Oman from Old Bortianor, applied for the injunction to restrain the party and its committees, agents and
The Accra High Court on Tuesday afternoon granted the interim injunction.
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They also want the court to declare that the introduction of certain eligibility criteria as conditions precedent for Presidential Candidates as part of the said guidelines provoke the letter and spirit of the NDC constitution and are unlawful.
In addition, they are seeking a declaration that the procedure adopted by the NDC via the National Executive Committee (NEC) in the preparation and presentation of the guidelines together with the amendments without prior consultation of the National Council of Elders are unlawful.
"A declaration that the usurpation by the Function Executive Committee of the powers and responsibilities of the National Executive Committee in respect of the guidelines for the conduct of the Presidential Elections in unconstitutional," it added.
They also want the court to order the NDC to conduct the 2019 Presidential Elections in a free, fair transparent and inclusive manner in accordance with the NDC constitution.
According to the programme of activities published by the party, after the filing, aspirants will be vetted between 21st and 22nd
Between 22nd and 24th
NDC Presidential Primaries Time Table
Filing of nomination - 17th – 18th
Vetting - 21st – 22nd
Balloting - 22nd
Appeals - 22nd – 24th
Primaries - 26th