One of the three aspirants hoping to unseat the Majority Leader, Alban Bagbin, filed a suit seeking to disqualify a contender, Roger Galeh from the race.David Jawara Banye claims Roger Galeh was slapped with a five-year non custodial sentence by a Damango District Court in August 2008, hence does not qualify to be in the contest.
Citi News‘ Upper West Regional correspondent, Latif Mahama who was at the court today reported that : “the Wa High Court presided over by Kwesi Boakye threw out the case involving an aspirant of the NDC Parliamentary primaries in the Nadowli constituency. The court held that Mr. Jawara who is the plaintiff did not exhaust the party dispute resolution mechanism so the court awarded a cost of 5,000 cedis to be given to the defendant.”
Mr. Roger was in 2012 disqualified in the NDC’s parliamentary primaries over the same issue following a petition filed by Jawara.
The party has ahead of its primaries been hit with a number of lawsuits, compelling it to suspend elections in some constituencies.
Meanwhile the plaintiff David Jawara has withdrawn from the race. He says he will throw his support behind the incumbent Alban Bagbin.