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Politics of Friday, 12 July 2019


No sabotage in NDC primaries - Otokunor

The National Executive of the opposition National Democratic Congress, (NDC) has dispelled allegations of sabotage levelled against some constituency executives in the sale of forms for the party’s parliamentary primaries.

Nominations are scheduled to end today [Friday], but some party members in the Asawase Constituency and elsewhere say they cannot access the forms.

Some have alleged that there is a deliberate attempt to frustrate them from picking forms to contest in the primaries.

But a deputy General Secretary of the party, Peter Boamah Otokunor, says those who feel frustrated at the constituency level can access the forms at the regional or national level.

“When you go to the constituency office and you are unable for a very good reason to get the forms, and you go to the regions you are unable to get the forms, you can come to the headquarters,” he said.

Otukonor however, said that the party will in due time give clearance for the primaries to be held in constituencies where the process has been suspended.

The electoral process in some 17 constituencies including Tano South in the Ahafo Region, Chereponi in the North East Region, and Kpandai and Bimbilla in the Northern Region have all been suspended.

This is in accordance with the NDC National Executive Committee’s decision to progressively conduct the parliamentary primaries.

The Parliamentary Primaries have been scheduled to take place on 24th August 2019.

The party opened nominations from July 10 to July 12 for the primaries.

The filing of the nomination forms has been scheduled for July 18 and July 19.

The price of the forms is GH¢2000 with the filing fees fixed at GH¢35,000 for all contestants except women and Persons with Disability (PWDs), who are to pay GH¢17,500.