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CPP Seeks Court Order to Halt Ejisu By-election

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has taken legal action against the Electoral Commission (EC) by filing an interlocutory injunction application to stop the upcoming by-election in Ejisu. The move comes as the party seeks to prevent the by-election scheduled for April 30 until a lawsuit against the EC is resolved.

The lawsuit, initiated by Emmanuel Gallo, the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the CPP, argues that the party has formally communicated its decision not to participate in the by-election to the EC on April 18.

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Among the six reliefs sought by the party, it is requesting the court to declare that no Constituency Branch Conference of the CPP in Ejisu has elected Esther Osei or anyone else as a parliamentary candidate for consideration and approval by the CPP’s Central Committee.

The party contends that any candidate representing the CPP in the by-election, particularly Esther Osei, has not been officially endorsed through the party’s internal processes as required by its constitution.

The CPP asserts that the selection of a parliamentary candidate for the constituency should involve the Constituency Branch Party Conference, followed by approval from the Central Committee, which has not happened in this case.

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In its legal action, the CPP seeks a declaration affirming that its Central Committee has not endorsed Esther Osei or any other candidate to contest on behalf of the CPP in the Ejisu Constituency by-election.

The party is asking the High Court to issue an injunction to halt the by-election until its claims and demands are addressed.

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