Subin, Asante Akyem North defies injunction to elect candidates

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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Constituency Congress in Subin, Asante Akyem North of the Ashanti Region was held amidst tight security to forestall any crisis.

The Hawk Newspaper reports that the venue of the congress was beefed up with both uniformed and plain-clothed security agents.

The Hawk Newspaper reports that the primaries took place in spite of court injunction secured by some aggrieved delegates in both constituencies, restraining the party from conducting the exercise.

For the Police Commands, the beefing up of security at the venue was “normal” in any political function.

“It is normal to beef up security at the venue of any political functions in the country.

“That is why you see security agents in all strategic areas and corners of the venue and the community.

“If you look at the venue of the congress, it is not only the Police Service in place; all other security agencies are present. “The ultimate aim is to provide a peaceful atmosphere at the venue of the congress,” he said.‎

The Supervising Officer from the Ashanti Regional Head Office of the Party stationed at Asante Akyem North, Tanko, also told The Hawk Newspaper that the presence of security agents was to ensure the conduct of the exercise in an orderly manner.

“Our party does not tolerate rancor and violence; that is why we sought for the presence of security personnel to take care of the venue,” he said.

Commenting on the court injunction, both Ashanti Regional Chairman Bernard ANTWI-BOSIAKO and the Secretary-Sam Pyne in a separate interview, said the party was yet to be served with the court order.

Chairman Wontumi countered the claim by saying neither he nor any member of the executive was served the injunction notice.

He described the injunction as uncalled for because the plaintiffs had refused to follow due process.

“By the party’s constitution, if you have any grievances, you seek redress of grievances first; if you are not satisfied, go to the regional level, and then national level.

For Lawyer Andy Appiah Kubi, the incumbent seeking reelection, the party has no space for stupidity.

“We are voting, whoever is not satisfied, can go to court and then present whatever he wants for the court to do for him.

At the end of the poll at Subin, JB Danquah secured 166 falls behind incumbent Eugene Antwi who got 485 of the total votes cast.

Andy Appiah Kubi basked 501of the votes against his closest contender Kwadwo Baah Agyemang, who had issued a letter asking his supporters not to partake in the process because of the court order slapped on the party.

 

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