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NPP primaries: Gender Minister runs to court after losing Walewale seat

Lariba Zuwera Abudu, the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) member of parliament for Walewale, has obtained a temporary injunction to prevent Dr. Abdul-Karibu Tia Mahama from claiming victory in the constituency primary.

In a similar vein, the Electoral Commission is prohibited from declaring Dr. Tia Mahama the election’s victor and giving her over to the NPP.

This injunction is enforceable for ten days.

Lariba Zuwera Abudu received 334 votes while Dr. Tia Mahama got 343 at the end of the primary, according to the EC. However, the MP, who was not happy with the results, filed a lawsuit at Tamale High Court on Monday, January 29, 2024.

“It is hereby ordered that the defendants are restrained herein, whether by themselves, their agents, assigns, workmen and allies, from holding out the 1st defendants as the New Patriotic Party’s candidate elect for the Walewale constituency for the 2024 parliamentary elections and or from submitting the name of the 1st defendants to the NPP, National office as the candidate elect in the 27th January 2024 New Patriotic Party parliamentary primaries for the Walewale constituency.”