An aggrieved member of the party, Njonolah Linus dragged the NDC and its executives to court for allegedly overstaying their mandated tenure of office.
According to the aggrieved member, the alleged expired mandate rendered its directives to the various regional executives on their constituency elections, including Ashanti Region null and void.
Per the party’s calendar, regional elections would be completed before the national congress.
Deputy General Secretary, George Lawson told Citi News that the legal battle leaves the party with no options but reschedule the National Delegates Congress since an injunction had been placed on the Ashanti regional elections.
“We don’t even have the regional consensus so we will not go to congress. We are in court, once we finish then we schedule a new date. Our election timetable has been affected by the court action.
“Bear in mind that the preparation towards a congress is not a week, or two, it takes a month or more to prepare towards congress. Where over 3,000 or 4,000 people congregate we cannot use one day or a week or two we need ample time to do that so we are waiting on what the Court will say and then we will reschedule our timetable with regards to the election,” he explained.
He said the party will therefore wait for the determination of the case in court before it will go ahead with its national congress.
“As a party that believes in rule of law, respects the Judiciary, we are waiting for the determination of the case in Court. Once it is determined, we will go ahead with the regional conferences then after that we will do the national congress.”
Lawyer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Victor Adawudu, had expressed optimism of settling the lawsuit out of court but this did not materialize.
Similar court injunctions have prevented the NDC constituency elections in other regions especially in Greater Accra.