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Okaikoi-South primary Vicky Bright loses against Ahmed Arthur over Okaikoi-South primary

Vicky Bright had exhausted all the internal mechanisms of the party and proceeded to court for redress.

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A former Legal Advisor to former President John Agyekum Kufuor and Minister of State, Mrs Vicky Bright, who headed to court to set aside the outcome of the party’s primaries in the Okaikoi-South Constituency has been dismissed by an Accra High court and ruled in favour of the incumbent MP, Ahmed Arthur.

She had exhausted all the internal mechanisms of the party and proceeded to court for redress.

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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.

Justice Daniel Mensah in his ruling stated that Mr Arthur had not committed fraud in his nomination form for both 2012 and 2016 primaries as claimed by Mrs Bright.

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Mrs Bright petitioned the party to disqualify the incumbent MP for allegedly forging his certificate from the Ghana Institute of Journalism, an action that led to the postponement of the primary election in Okaikoi South.

But the party's Appeals Committee threw out the petition and set Sunday, August 2, 2015, for the election.

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The election of the 2016 parliamentary candidate for the party in Okaikoi South was riddled with injunctions as Mrs Bright challenged the educational certificates the incumbent Ahmed Arthur submitted to the vetting committee.

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