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Politics of Thursday, 22 August 2019

Source: NDC Volta Region Secretariat

NDC Primaries: Akatsi North, South Electoral committees dissolved, new teams instituted

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The Functional Executive committees (FEC) of the NDC has dissolved the present Akatsi North and South Electoral Committees overseeing the conduct of the parliamentary primaries in the two constituencies, and replaced it with new teams to ensure the credibility and integrity of the electoral process.

The move comes weeks after accusations of bias towards one aspirant against other aspirants, and counter accusations of the committee's work by party folks in the constituencies.

FEC on Tuesday 20th August, 2019, issued a press statement stating the same. “The Functional Executive Committee (FEC) at its meeting on Tuesday 20th August 2019, dissolved the Electoral Committees of Akatsi North and South constituencies with immediate effect.

Subsequently, FEC has constituted a new Electoral Committees to take over and liaise with the Electoral Commission(EC) for the conduct of parliamentary primaries in the aforementioned constituencies on Saturday August 24th, 2019," the press statement said.

It continued that; "the Functional Executive Committee has noted that, the independent and credibility of these committees in ensuring free, fair, transparent and credible parliamentary primaries in the two constituencies have been compromised."

The new Electoral Committee for Akatsi North Constituency comprises Mr Ben Chester Ati - Chairman, and membership of Dr. Adzroe, Mawutor Agbavitor, Mad. Mary Agbenyenu and Frank Afriyie. Whereas that of Akatsi South is made up of Mr Ben Siki Abibu as Chairman and membership of George Kportorwu, Jude Agbamava, Evelyn Goni and C.K. Awudi.

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