(2016) JELR 107716 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. GJ 237/2015 ·  10 Jun 2016 ·  Ghana
Core Terms Beta
1st defendant
tema west constituency
2nd defendant
national delegates conference
parliamentary candidate
party’s constitution
ga indigenes
national council
electoral commission
affirmative action
forthcoming elections
greater accra region
conduct of the party
decision of the national appeals committee
parliamentary elections
parliamentary primaries
plaintiffs’ case
witness statement
1st defendant’s purported election
2nd defendant’s election
abuse of the courts process
complaints of the ga voters
decision of the constituency
earlier case
following aspiring candidates
general secretary of the party
i. notice of such amendment
main issues
meeting of the party
members of the new patriotic party
national appeals committee of the party
national executive committee
parliamentary seats
party’s regional vetting appeals board
press statement
registered voter
rule of equity
upcoming district level elections processes
vetting committee
virtue of the supreme court decision
way of amendment


Plaintiffs and 1st defendant are members of the New Patriotic Party, the 2nd defendant herein  (hereinafter referred to as The Party). At a meeting of the Party’s National Executive Committee  (NEC) on 23rd of March 2015, an affirmative action was taken to allow only Ga Indigenes to  contest parliamentary seats in coastal areas within the Greater Accra Region including the Tema  West Constituency. The rationale was to address complaints of the Ga voters, ensure ethnic  balance and make the Party more attractive to Ga voters. In furtherance of this and other decisions, guidelines were issued for the conduct of the Party’s Parliamentary primaries.  

In the Tema West Constituency, the following aspiring candidates were vetted by the Party’s  Constituency Vetting Committee: the incumbent Member of Parliament, Hon. Irene Naa Torshie Addo, 1st defendant and Mrs. Adjoa Amoako. 1st defendant and Mrs. Amoako were disqualified  by the vetting committee on grounds of being non-Ga indig…

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