Brogya Genfi Drops Court Case Against NDC Youth Organiser
Brogya Genfi, the defeated aspirant in the National Democratic Congress’ 10th National Youth Conference has withdrawn his lawsuit against George Opare Addo, the current National Youth Organiser of the party.
According to him, the decision to withdraw the suit was taken after the intervention of former President John Dramani Mahama.
Genfi together with four TEIN presidents filed a Writ of Summons, seeking the annulment of the National Youth Organizer election which took place on December 12 at the University of Cape Coast challenging the legality of the elections.
They also secured a high court injunction on December 16 against the NDC, the NDC Congress Planning Committee Chairman, Alex Segbefia, the NDC Acting Director of Elections, Daniel Amartey, the Electoral Commission and George Opare Addo restraining them from swearing-in Opare Addo as the National Youth Organizer.
According to the plaintiffs, 22 TEIN President delegates who by the expressed orders of the High Court were supposed to vote in the elections were excluded and prevented from participating in the elections whereas 17 persons who were not supposed to participate in the elections were rather allowed to vote.
Opare Addo garnered 533 votes to beat Brogya Genfi who had 508 votes in the election.
“The Plaintiffs are of the view that given the fact that the margin between the two candidates was only 25 votes, the said illegalities and infractions constituting 39 votes, significantly impacted the outcome of the elections”, the writ said.
But in a statement on Thursday, Genfi disclosed he has withdrawn the case from court following the intervention of the 2020 Flagbearer of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama.
“I was determined to pursue this matter to its logical conclusion mainly on grounds of principle and to forestall a similar occurrence in the future.
“But, upon the intervention of the former President and flag-bearer of the National Democratic Congress, H.E John Dramani Mahama, who I consider a father, I have decided to withdraw the matter from the court and to abide by the outcome of the election as declared by the party”, he said
In reaction to this, Opare Addo said the decision was in the right direction.
“Our part is one that emphasises on ensuring the right procedures and regulations are adhered to.I am glad that finally my brother is rallying support behind the Youth Wing irrespective of our differences”.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini