Despite court injunction NDC swears in Opare Addo as Youth Organizer

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has breached a court ruling that was meant to prevent the party from installing George Opare Addo as its new Youth Organiser.

On Friday, December 16, the High Court in Amasaman granted a request for an interim injunction against the National Democratic Congress, Alex Segbefia, chairman of the NDC Planning Committee, Daniel Amartey, acting director of elections for the NDC, the Electoral Commission, and George Opare Addo, prohibiting them, their agents, and/or assigns from ordaining George Opare Addo as the NDC’s National youth Organizer-elect.

The accused had also been forbidden from presenting Opare Addo as the NDC’s new National Youth Organiser.

This development follows the hearing of Brogya Genfi, a candidate in the recently concluded National Youth Organizer election of the NDC, and Ibrahim Rashid, the TEIN President of UPSA, and Paul Amaldago, the TEIN President for the University of Ghana, Legon’s request for an interim injunction.

These individuals are contesting the legitimacy of George Opare Addo’s election on the grounds that it violated two express orders/decisions of the High Court

The plaintiffs have filed a Writ of Summons seeking the annulment of the recently concluded National Youth Organizer election on the grounds that 22 TEIN President delegates who were required to vote in the elections by the High Court’s express orders were disallowed from voting or prevented from voting.

But in clear contravention of the court’s interim order, Opare Addo joined freshly elected party executives to take the oath of office after the 10th National Congress, which was held at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday morning.

After the party’s legal team acknowledged receipt of the writ on Saturday, the party’s decision to move forward with Opare Addo’s swearing-in surprises many.

Meanwhile, the NDC had been served by the Court, Mr. Abraham Amaliba, the party’s Director of Legal Affairs, confirmed in an interview with GNA.

 

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