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Manaf Ibrahim secures injunction to restrain Asawase NPP

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong and Victoria Kissiedu
Manaf Ibrahim
Manaf Ibrahim

Manaf Ibrahim, an aggrieved aspirant in the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Asawase constituency Parliamentary primary has secured an interim injunction from the Kumasi High Court to restrain the party from going ahead with Saturday’s Extraordinary Delegates Conference with Alidu Seidu as the sole contender.

The Vetting Committee disqualified Manaf Ibrahim from the contest and therefore leaving Alidu Seidu, who is also the Asokore Mampong Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) as the sole contender.

Alidu Seidu was the NPP's candidate for Asawasi in the 2016 Parliamentary Election where he was beaten by the National Democratic Congress' (NDC) candidate, Alhaji Mubarak Muntaka who has been Member of Parliament for the area since 2005.

The party has therefore planned to endorse Alidu Seidu through popular acclamation on Saturday.

But on Thursday, Manaf Ibrahim secured an interim injunction from the Kumasi High Court to restrain the party from conducting the primary.

Meanwhile, the Ashanti Regional Secretary of NPP, Mr Sam Pyne and the General Secretary, Mr John Boadu have explained in separate radio interviews that the party was yet to be served with the injunction.

Mr Boadu, for instance, said on Accra based Okay FM, on Friday morning that when the party is served with the injunction, the National Executive Committee (NEC) will seek legal advice on the way forward.

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