November 18, 2015

An Accra High Court has dismissed an interlocutory application filed by embattled National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary aspirant for North Tongu, Christopher Kofi Eblu, seeking to stop the parliamentary election scheduled for November 21, 2015.

The court ruled that the plaintiff erred in the suit filed, as he should have sued the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and not it’s National Chairman Kofi Portuphy.

Mr Eblu also joined , Volta Regional NDC Chairman, Mr. Joseph Kwabena Gyapong, and North Tongu Constituency Chairman, Mr. Moses Amenudor in the suit.

He was praying the court among other reliefs to declare that he (Plaintiff) is a proven leading member of the ‘akatamansonians’.

The disgruntled Eleblu was disquafied by the NDC National Petition Review Committee on October 14, 2015 on grounds that he had been arraigned before an Accra High Court (Financial Division) for defrauding the State to the tune of GH₵646,000.00

In an interview, Mr Eleblu stated that though the court is yet to determine the merit of his case, he is satisfied with the judgement, adding that he’s yet to decide what he next step of action will be, but was quick to add that he’ll not go independent.

“Though from the party’s point of view, I believe I was not treated fairly, contesting as an independent candidate is not an option being considered at all. I’m still a member of the NDC party and will support whoever emerges as the parliamentary candidate for the area.”

With Mr Eleblu out of the contest, the incumbent Member of Parliament for the North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa is in a pole position to retain his position as the MP for his area, since the 2016 Parliamentary election will be a mere formality for him to keep his seat.

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