More than 2300 delegates from the National Democratic Congress have commenced the voting process to select a Parliamentary Candidate for the Odododiodioo constituency in the Greater Accra Region.
This follows the rejection of an interlocutory injunction application filed by disqualified candidate Michael Nii Yarboi Anan, which initially led to the party’s indefinite postponement of the election.
Paul Nii Oblie Laryea, the Chairman of the NDC in the Odododiodioo Constituency, confirmed in an interview with Citi News that the voting process was progressing smoothly.
In a statement issued on Friday, Fifi Fiavi Kwettey, the General Secretary of the NDC, revealed that on January 19, an Accra High Court dismissed the application for an interlocutory injunction. Consequently, the party has resumed the processes leading to the parliamentary election in Odododiodioo.
In November 2023, the NDC’s Functional Executive Committee barred Michael Nii Yarboi Annan from running in the Odododiodioo Constituency’s parliamentary elections.
According to the party’s report from last year, the Special Committee constituted by the Functional Executive Committee identified arguments for Mr. Annan’s disqualification under Article 41(8)(b) of the NDC Constitution.
This provision requires that a member be an active party member at the constituency level for the four years before the filing of nominations.
Due to a court order secured by the disqualified candidate, the party postponed the Odododiodioo seat primary indefinitely. However, following the court’s dismissal, the party has granted permission for the primary to proceed.