The New Patriotic Party’s (NPP), Super Delegates Congress hangs in the balance as leaders await the hearing of a lawsuit seeking to prevent it from taking place on Sunday.
A member of the party, David Hoezame, is in court seeking a judicial order to restrain the NPP, from holding internal elections this weekend.
The congress will be used to reduce the number of aspirants seeking to lead the party for the 2016 presidential elections from seven to five.
Mr. Hoezame’s application was originally scheduled for hearing next month.
However, at its sitting yesterday, an Accra Fast Track High Court, presided over by Justice K.A. Ofori Atta, granted an application from lawyers of the NPP, praying the court to hear Mr. Hoezame’s application for interim injunction and determine same before Sunday.
This is Mr. Hoezame’s second lawsuit against the party.
Mr. Hoezame, sued the leadership of the party at the High Court for breaching the party’s Constitution.
Speaking to Citi FM’s Richard Dela Sky, the lead lawyer for the NPP, Godfred Dame said, “we are in court because the original application for interim injunction filed by David Hoezame, had been fixed for hearing on September 2, 2014 and we feel like clearly, it will not accord with justice and fairness if the application is heard on that day, because the date postdates the date that has been fixed by the NPP for its special delegates conference.”
“It will be proper for the party to know clearly whether it can proceed with the congress before it proceeds to do so and that can only be done if the application for interim injunction filed by David Hoseame is heard and determined before 31 August,” he further explained.
He said, the Court has agreed to adjourn the matter to tomorrow for the hearing of David Hoezeme’s case.
Mr. Dame, expressed the hope that the, “Court will proceed to not only affirm the election of the National Council but of course sanction the holding of the super delegates conference.”