Some New Patriotic Party delegates in the Akuapem North Constituency are fuming concerning a decision by the party to allow the Member of Parliament for the Akropong constituency to file her nomination to contest despite a court case seeking an injunction on her nomination.
The failed move has since caused serious uproar within the Akropong constituency.
The aggrieved delegates have since August, 13 this year been contesting the candidature of Nana Ama Dokua and are seeking to prevent her from filing her nomination at a High court in Koforidua.
The woes of these delegates have deepened after the MP who doubles as a Deputy Information Minister disregarded the impending court case to file her nomination on Wednesday, October,7.
The aggrieved delegates have since been contesting what they claim to be an unfair disqualification of legal practitioner Philip Addison and Dr Twumasi Agyei from contesting the Deputy Information Minister who was cleared by the party hierarchy to run solo.
Eugene Asare, a polling station secretary at Tutu Akuapem wants the party to work within the confines of its rules.
“There is a case against her at the court seeking to injunct her nomination but she keeps complaining about ill health. Just this morning she went to the EC office to file her nomination. Is this democracy? The party rules must not be seen to favour others at the expense of the total interest of party members,” he lamented.
Some concerned youths in the constituency at a press conference a few months ago vowed to ditch the party in the general elections if something is not done about the Deputy Minister’s candidature.