Member of Parliament for South Dayi, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor, has initiated legal action against Ghana's Controller and Accountant-General, Kwasi Kwaning-Bosompem, to prevent his participation in the upcoming New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary primaries.
Dafeamekpor's lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of the Accountant-General's dual role.
In his writ, Dafeamekpor seeks a court declaration stating, “The Defendant is a civil servant and therefore cannot contest in the New Patriotic Party's parliamentary primaries while holding office as the Controller and Accountant General.”
Furthermore, he asserts that a civil servant can only participate in party primaries after resigning from their government position.
The MP also seeks an interlocutory injunction, preventing Kwaning-Bosompem from identifying as the Controller and Accountant General while maintaining his candidacy for the Akim Swedru parliamentary seat.
The injunction aims to be in effect before the NPP's parliamentary primaries scheduled for January 27, 2024.
Simultaneously, the Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) Ghana is adding pressure for the removal of Kwaning-Bosompem from office, alleging a violation of the Civil Service Act, PNDC Law 327.