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Mr Kumi Bruce, a member of Council of Elders of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Monday has intervened to settle the ensuing Cape Coast South NPP Constituency electoral dispute out of court.

When the case was called he pleaded with the Court presided over by Mr Emmanuel Atsu Lodo, to adjourn the matter to enable him to settle the issues he described as “family affair” amicably.

The court then adjourned the case to Tuesday, March 27, 2018 and gave the arbiter and the parties the opportunity to iron-out their differences and report back to the court.

Large numbers of enthusiastic party supporters and sympathisers had thronged to the Court to observe the proceedings only for Mr Bruce to intervene.

Later in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Mr Bruce said his decision was necessitated by the need to maintain peace and harmony before, during, after the elections and to maintain party unity.

The arbitration was accepted by both parties who declared their intention to support it.

He called on supporters and sympathizers of both factions to remain calm and resolute.

It would be recalled that a Cape Coast High Court on Friday, 23 February 2018, placed an injunction on the party’s constituency election following a suit filed by some concerned members of the constituency challenging the eligibility of Mr. Alex Hagan to contest the Chairmanship position of constituency.

The concerned members indicated that Mr. Hagan was a registered voter in the Cape Coast North constituency and therefore did not qualify for the Chairmanship position in the Cape Coast South Constituency.

This notwithstanding, they admitted that Mr. Hagan is a member of NPP.

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