CPP Seeks To Halt Ejisu By-Election — Here’s Why

The Convention People’s Party has initiated an ex-party court request against the Electoral Commission(EC) in a bid to pause the by-elections to be held in Ejisu.

This gesture is geared towards stopping the upcoming by-election in order to seek answers from the Electoral Commission on the appointment of one Madam Esther Osei to stand on the ticket of the CPP.

The Ashanti Regional Chairman for the CPP, Emmanuel Gado, has stated that the party just gave a headups about it’s decision to make Esther Osei a representative but not to make her participate in the upcoming by-elections on April 18, 2024.

He, also, added that the party’s central committee has not approved of Esther Osei or any other candidate to contest on behalf of the Convention People’s Party, regarding Ejisu’s vacant seat.

According to Mr. Gado, the choosing of a legislative candidate for any constituency depends on some important bodies, like the Constituency Branch Party Conference and the Central Committee — which has not been effected in the case of the said Esther Osei.

The legal action demands a proclamation from the Electoral Commission with the assurance that Esther Osei has not been given the mandate to stand on behalf of the CPP in the Ejisu by-election.

The Convention People’s Party requests the High Court to postpone election until the controversies are cleared.