Manhyia NPP not barred from polls – Napo

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 Source: Class FM

The Member of Parliament (NPP) for Manhyia South Constituency, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has said he was not served with any court injunction restraining the NPP branch of the constituency from holding its executives elections.

The Second Vice Chairman of the constituency, Mr Richard Owusu, was granted an application for injunction filed to restrain the constituency from holding the elections on Saturday, February 24, 2018.

He was challenging his disqualification from contesting the chairmanship position.

But MP of the area told mediamen that the election will be held since he did not receive any court injunction restraining the constituency from conducting the elections.

He said the elections will be conducted under the supervision of representatives from the regional party executives and suspects that they were not also served with the court injunction.

"I have not been served with any court injunction, certainly, the region [NPP office] has not been served. They wouldn't have got their representative here to come and supervise over the elections," he said on Saturday, 24 February 2018.

He continued: "So, we will vote, we will count and we will determine who is the winner and we will declare winners”.

Adehye FM’s Elisha Adarkwa reported that the elections was not being supervised by the Electoral Commission (EC) and Dr Prempeh explained: “if the EC comes it doesn't fulfil anything, if they don't come and it has been peaceful as you have seen, there are places with EC and there is fight and there are places without EC and there is no fight, which of them would you prefer?".

Copies of the injunction from the High Court was posted on the walls of the premises of the St. Anne Anglican Church where the election was being conducted but Dr Prempeh maintained that the party's office has not received any document to halt the election process.

Source: Class FM