The 2020 presidential candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, claims he has managed to convince a livid defeated national youth organiser candidate, Brogya Genfi, to rescind his decision to seek legal redress over the recently held national youth elections.
According to former President Mahama, he has had a meeting with Brogya Genfi, and the outcome is that the allegedly swindled national youth organiser candidate, who lost by 25 votes, will withdraw the case from court.
Mr. Mahama posted on his Facebook page earlier today to announce the meeting and its results.
He wrote, “I have had a meeting with Comrade Brogya Genfi following his decision to seek redress in court, and the outcome of our successful discussion is the decision to withdraw the case from court.”
He added that “we must work together, fully committed to Victory 2024, and the discussion with comrade Genfi was most encouraging.”
“We must focus on building a united front at all levels of the party, and this is a great beginning,” the post ended.
When the party held its national youth congress in Cape Coast and elected its national youth leader, Brogya Genfi, who, as announced by the Electoral Commission, had lost to the incumbent, George Opare Addo, alleged foul play and threatened legal action to overturn the outcome of the elections.
A day before the national congress of the NDC, Brogya announced on social media that he had secured an interim injunction against the NDC, his contender, George Opare Addo, the Electoral Commission, and others from swearing in the winner of the national youth organiser contest, George Opare Addo.
However, the party went ahead to swear in Opare Addo together with the other newly elected national executive chaired by Johnson Asiedu Nketiah.
Responding to why he was sworn in against the injunction, Opare Addo said he had not received any injunction notice.
He continued that, as a lawyer, he respects the law but added that injunctions were not “served on social media.”