The Cape Coast High Court One, presided over by Mr Justice Kofi Akrowiah, adjourned the injunction case on the Agona West New Patriotic Party's (NPP) Parliamentary primary to Friday, March 8. The case was filed by Mr Joseph Afankwah, one of the parliamentary aspirants, seeking to protest what he described as unfair treatment due to unresolved issues surrounding his suspension as the constituency chairman.
Mr Afankwah's counsel, Mr Benedict Bosu Simpson, urged the court to impress upon the party leadership to rectify the issue. However, the party's legal team, represented by Mr Arthur Dadzie and Mr Ebo Solomon, argued for the dismissal of the case, citing Mr Afankwah's failure to exhaust the party's internal legal remedies and his previous suspension for misdeeds.
Mr Simpson countered by requesting the court to rescind the decision to disqualify his client, emphasizing that Mr Afankwah's suspension had been lifted by the party. The suspension stemmed from controversies surrounding missing excavators, which also involved Mr Horace Ekow Ewusi, a former Central Regional Vice-Chairman.
Mr Afankwah's disqualification during vetting for the parliamentary primary, where he competed against four other candidates including the incumbent Member of Parliament, Ms Cynthia Morrison, raised further tensions within the party. The adjournment of the case reflects ongoing internal disputes within the NPP, highlighting the need for resolution and unity within the party ahead of upcoming elections.