The attempt by failed parliamentary aspirant, Vicky Bright, to annul the New Patriotic Party’s parliamentary primary for Okaikoi-South in Accra has failed.
The Accra High Court on Tuesday dismissed the petition filed by the former Minister of State and Legal Advisor to ex-president John Agyekum Kufour after she failed to lead enough evidence to support her claims against the incumbent Member of Parliament, Armed Arthur, who won the primary. Ms Bright claimed Mr Arthur made false declarations in his nomination form that he attended short courses in Public Relations, Management and Journalism at Ghana Institute of Journalism, leading to his disqualification in the 2012 constituency primary by the National Executive Council of the NPP.
Despite the false declarations, which she said were criminal acts, Mr Arthur was asked by the NPP to contest the 2016 parliamentary primary. According to the court, the issues of forgery as raised by Ms Bright were matters that ought to have been raised before the vetting committee of the NPP which cleared Mr Arthur to contest in the primary leading to his election.
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