Politics of Tuesday, 6 November 2012
The Brong Ahafo Regional Secretariat of the National Democratic Party (NDP) has appealed to religious leaders to intervene on behalf of the party’s flagbearer, Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings, to contest for the presidency in Election 2012.
Making the appeal at a press conference in Sunyani, Nana Obiri Pantanpram, Brong-Ahafo Regional Chairman of NDP, said the inclusion of its flagbearer on the ballot paper would be in the supreme interest of the nation.
The Electoral Commission (EC) rejected the nomination forms of Nana Konadu citing major errors as the reason for their action.
However, she is seeking redress at an Accra Fast High Court (Human Rights Division).
Nana Pantanpram said they agreed with the decision of the flagbearer to seek redress and expected that the party would contest for the Presidency on December 7.
He said it was wrong for the EC to exclude its flagbearer from the polls and indicated that the NDP had come to stay and poised to win Election 2012.
Prince Agyei, Brong-Ahafo Regional Communications Director of NDP, denied that the party had collapse in the Region, and urged all party faithful and sympathizers to disregard the rumour.
He noted that it was a ploy by those who were opposed to the party to persuade its members to join other political parties.
“The NDP is still strong and existing in the Region, its members are still united and campaigning for the party which has probity, accountability, social justice and progress of the people as its tenets,” he added.
Prince Agyei said the party would contest in 22 out of the 29 constituencies in the Region on December 7 and was confident that all their parliamentary candidates would win their seats.