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Politics of Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Source: citinewsroom.com

We’ll punish aspirants who insult opponents – Asiedu Nketia

The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has cautioned persons vying for national positions in the party to refrain from insults and character assassination in their campaigns.

Mr. Asiedu Nketia said persons who breach the party’s regulation will be dragged before the disciplinary committee for sanctions. “The campaign shall be conducted in a civil manner devoid of mudslinging, political vilification, insults, acrimony and rancor. All aspirants shall have equal and unfettered access to delegates. Camping of delegates is therefore not an acceptable practice.

“Anybody or aspirant who flouts these regulations shall be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the constitution of the party.”

The party in July opened nominations for regional positions ahead of the election in September.

In June, delegates of the party also voted across the country to elect constituency executives.

Ahead of the regional elections, former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Sylvester Mensah and Former Trade Minister, Ekwow Spio-Garbrah have both formally declared their bid for NDC presidential ticket.