The Kumasi High Court has granted an interim injunction restraining the national executives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) from organising the Ashanti regional delegates congress of the party scheduled for December 30, 2009.
This follows an application filed by Nana Adu Asabere, the Asante-Akim North Constituency Chairman of the party, praying the court to stop the congress until the right thing was done.
The court’s decision came at the time the national executive committee was about to vet the applicants for the various positions.
In his statement of claim, Nana Asabere said 14 out of 39 constituencies in the region had not organised their constituency congresses and wondered why the party should rush into organising the election.
He said it would, therefore, be a travesty of justice for the election to be organised without the 14 constituencies participating in it.
According to the plaintiff, all constituencies were supposed to participate in the regional election. It was, therefore, surprising that as many as 14 constituencies would be deprived of the benefit of choosing their regional executives
Speaking to the Daily Graphic later, Nana Asabere accused the National Chairman, Mr Peter Mac Manu, of being responsible for the problems facing the party in the region.
He alleged that Mr Mac Manu had created divisions within the party in the region through unilateral decisions that he had taken to satisfy his own interest.
Nana Asabere stated that regretfully, the national chairman had taken the party as his property and was doing whatever he liked with it.
He cautioned against such practices and stressed that the NPP was bigger than any single individual.