The Convention People’s Party (CPP) on Friday suspended the filing of nominations and all other activities towards the party’s March 28 national delegates’ congress.
According to Mr James Kwabena Bomfeh Junior, the acting general secretary of the party, the development was the result of a court injunction.
This followed a writ of summons filed on February 26 at the High Court by Bright Akwetey and Yaw Asamoah against Hajia Hamdatu Ibrahim Haruan, the acting national chairperson; James Kwabena Bomfeh (Kabila), the acting general secretary and the CPP.
The writ of summons directs the defendants to enter appearance within eight days, “that in default of your so doing, judgement may be given in your absence without further notice to you”.
Speaking to a section of the media, Mr Kwabena Bomfeh Junior, however, declined to give further details of the development. He said because the matter borders on legalities, the party’s leadership would consult their legal team and accordingly inform the public on what the party planned to do next in due course.
The Central Committee of the party opened nominations from February 6, and it was expected to end on Friday February 28.
The party also fixed Friday, March 27 and Saturday 28 for the national delegates’ congress at Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region, to elect both national leaders and flagbearer for the 2020 general elections.
The CPP has fixed a filing fee of GH¢170,000.00 for presidential aspirants, with that of the national chairman position going for GH¢70,000.00.
The national vice- chairperson, treasurer and general secretary aspirants are to pay GH¢50,000.00, while the filing fee for the national organiser has been pegged at GH¢30,000.00; with that of women organiser, GH¢20,000.00 and youth organiser, GH¢20, 000.00.
They will also have to pay GH¢2,000.00 for nomination forms.