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Court rules Nana Frimpomaa as the rightful chairperson of CPP

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A High Court in Accra has upheld Nana Frimpomaa’s position as chairperson and leader of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP).

This decision follows the announcement by the National Executive Council (NEC) of the CPP in December 2023, declaring the dissolution of the entire national leadership and the establishment of an interim council to oversee the party’s affairs.

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In its ruling on Monday, March 11, 2024, the court dismissed all legal challenges against Nana Frimpomaa, allowing her to continue her duties unimpeded.

In a statement released by the CPP’s Acting General Secretary, Hildegard Ferguson-Krakue, it was noted that the court deemed the actions taken by the executive council as unlawful.

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“This landmark decision also prohibits any attempts to unlawfully restrain the chairperson from executing her duties, effectively upholding the integrity of our party’s leadership and governance.

“The action, which sought the removal of our esteemed Chairperson and Leader, was found by the court to be unauthorized by the CPP’s Central Committee—the operating mind of our party. Furthermore, the court recognized that the plaintiffs attempted to misuse the judicial system to perpetrate an injustice, and declared that the interim council, set up by certain individuals, is not a legitimate organ of the CPP,” part of the statement reads.

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It added, “This victory is not just for the CPP but for the democratic process and the rule of law in our country. It reaffirms the principles of rightful leadership and the importance of internal party democracy and governance”.

The party also commended the lawyers who represented it, including the former leader of the #FixtheCountry movement, Oliver Barker-Vormawor.

“The CPP was represented pro bono by Merton & Everett LLP, with Jamaldeeen Tonzua as counsel on record, Oliver Barker-Vormawor as Lead Counsel and 1st Chair, and Selikem Donkor as Supporting Counsel and 2nd Chair. Their professionalism, dedication, and expertise were instrumental in securing this win, and we extend our deepest gratitude to them for their exceptional service,” it added.

CPP has urged its members to come together and support the party in the wake of the court’s decision, with the aim of strengthening its position.

Additionally, the party has called on the general public to unite behind the CPP as Ghana approaches the 2024 presidential and parliamentary elections.

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