Accra, Oct. 13, GNA – The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Odododiodoo Constituency Congress which has been on hold following a court injunction will now be held on October 19.
This followed the withdrawal of a lawsuit filed by Mr Abraham Space Okoe Clottey, a constituency chairman aspirant restraining the party from holding elections for the constituency executives.
The NDC Greater Accra Regional Vetting Committee had disqualified Mr Clottey from contesting the election.
Unsatisfied with his disqualification, he filed the lawsuit challenging the verdict of the Vetting Committee.
A month after his disqualification, the Greater Accra Regional Executive Committee of the Party reinstated Mr Clottey to contest the election.
“My reinstatement to contest the constituency elections notwithstanding, I have withdrawn the lawsuit holding the congress, and from the elections itself,” Mr Space Clottey told delegates who will be voting in the constituency elections at a meeting in Accra on Friday.
Mr Clottey however threw his weight behind the incumbent Chairman, Mr Daniel Nii Okai, popularly known as “Toza” and urged the delegates to retain him and his team to ensure victory for the NDC in the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections.
Mr Okai commended Mr Clottey for his decision and expressed the hope that he would still support and participate actively in the activities of the NDC in the Odododiodoo Constituency.
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency, Mr Clottey explained that he took the decision to withdraw the lawsuit and from the election to support Mr Okai out of his free will.
He said a lot of high profile personalities both local and international that he respects pleaded with him to withdraw the case but not pushed.
“I love the party and I want to contribute my widow’s mite but I had to go to court to show the supremacy of the party’s constitution,” Mr Space Clottey said.
All was set for the congress to elect constituency executives on September 13 when the court injunction was announced to the delegates.