Sun. Nov 27th, 2022

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Northern Regional Treasurer, Yusif Toyibu a.k.a. Agenda has responded to the court writ served him on October 4 this year over his appointment by the party’s regional chairman to the position sometime ago.

In the response sighted by, Mr. Yusif Toyibu through his lawyer said, “PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT this Honourable Court will be moved by SYLVESTER ISANG ESQ OF GBEWAA CHAMBERS TAMALE, Counsel for and on behalf of the Defendant/Applicant herein for an ORDER, striking out the name of the Defendant from the instant suit and an order striking out the name of the 1st Defendant MOHAMMED A. BAANTIMA SAMBA from the instant suit for misjoinder and failure fo disclose any reasonable cause of action against the 1s Defendant, dismissing the suit for lack of capacity on the part of Plaintif or in the alternative stay proceedings against the 2nd fo 4th Defendants whilst the matfer is subjected to internal dispute resolution mechanism pursuant fo the Constitution of the 4th Defendant.”

“That the Plaintiff himself in paragraph 8 of his statement of Claim sald the 2nd and 3rd Defendants were appointed by the Northern Region Executive Committee of the NPP which said Committee is distinct from me as a person or even as Chairman of the Northern Region”, he added.

The beleaguered NPP treasurer also is asking the court that, a member of the party should resort to court for redress until he or she exhausts the internal structures provided by the party.”…the Constitution of the New Patrioftic Party makes it clear that until a party exhausts all the internal grievance resolution procedures such a member should not resort to the Court”, he stated.

“That this Court should therefore stay proceedings and refer the matter to resolution under the Constitution of the New Patriotic Party if it finds that Plaintiff has capacity to maintain his action against the 2nd to 4h Defendants”, the response further added.

On October 13, The Tamale High court in the Northern Region Region placed an interim injunction on Yusif Toyibu not to hold himself as the party’s regional treasurer.In the injection letter sighted by, the court said, “IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the 2 defendant, Mr. Agenda herein, whether by himsclf, his agents, workmen, assigns and all privies are restrained from holding himself as Regional Treasurer for New Patriotic Party in the northern region pending the final determination of the suit.”

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