Disqualified CPP presidential aspirant Dr. Onsy Nkrumah has filed a petition at the Human Rights court seeking to injunct the party’s presidential primaries which comes off tomorrow, January 30.
According to him, his disqualification by the party was unjust and baseless.
Onsy who claims to be the son of Ghana’s first President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was disqualified after he presented a cheque instead of a banker’s draft for his filing fee.
In his statement of claim, the controversial politician asked the court to order the party to reinstate him in the race.
“The plaintiff was manhandled and was only lucky that some good Samaritans were around to whisk him away from the hands from the hands of the [CPP] who had planned to block his attempt at filling his nominations forms.
“The plaintiff says he has made several attempts to file his nomination but either the defendant had caused thugs to block him at the entrance to the party offices or there had been no one at the party office to receive his nomination,” the writ said.
Delegates of the CPP from about 275 constituencies across the country will go to the polls Saturday to elect a presidential candidate for the 2016 elections. Four people, namely; Samia Nkrumah, Ivor Greenstreet, Bright Akwetey and one Joseph Agyapong are contesting the slot.
Source – Starfm