Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah Adjei
Some polling station executives of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) have challenged the Member of Parliament (MP) for Akuapem North, Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah Adjei, over her eligibility.
The legislator, who is also the Deputy Information Minister, was cited for contempt of court at the Koforidua High Court.
The plaintiffs; Emmanuel Kwaku Larbi, Ebenezer Ayeh Gyan, Joseph Ata Aboagye, Eugene Asare and Joseph Ahwireng Danquah, on 13 August 2020, filed an injunction application against the New Patriotic Party, some regional and constituency executives and the MP, seeking to restrain her from filing her nomination form to run for re-election in the upcoming 7 December polls.
But the MP has failed to appear in court with the excuse of ill health.
According to the plaintiffs, she has not been acclaimed by the delegates to go unopposed as required by the NPP’s constitution and, therefore, does not qualify to file her nomination form.
However, the MP has filed her nomination form with the Electoral Commission (EC) to contest the parliamentary elections in the upcoming elections.