CPP presidential candidate hopeful, Onsy Nkrumah, has filed for an injunction against the party’s national congress slated for Saturday January 30, 2016.
Onsy Nkrumah argues he has been wrongfully disqualified from the party’s flagbearer race.
Onsy was disqualified for presenting a cheque to the party for the payment of his filing fee of 150,000 cedis.
The rules required him to present a banker’s draft or cash. But Onsy says the disqualification is unfair.
He is asking the court to order the party to re-instate him in the race.
He further alleges in his statement of claim to the Human Rights Division of the High Court that he 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.”
According to the party, Onsy – who claims to be a son of Ghana’s first President Kwame Nkrumah – presented a fraudulent cheque.
CPP General Secretary, Nii Armah Akomfrah explained a few days after Onsy’s disqualification the odds were stuck against the presidential candidate hopeful.
“We worked around it, we tried to find a way, and in the end we could not admit him because there was no sufficient fund to be able to admit him,” Mr Akomfrah explained.
The Court has set February 10, 2016 to hear arguments by both parties.
Click audio file to listen to Onsy Nkrumah’s allegations against CPP.