Three days after the reopening of nominations by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashaiman Constituency of the Greater Accra Region, no one has picked forms to challenge the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP), Ernest Norgbey.
The party’s decision to reopen the nominations was due to the sudden demise of the only contender to the MP, Emmanuel Max-Voy.
By the close of nominations on Monday, August 19, 2019, no one showed up to pick nomination forms.
The only contender to the MP, Emmanuel Max-Voy, died mysteriously days after declaring his intention and picking nomination forms for the seat.
Tony Afenyo, Chairman of the NDC Ashaiman Constituency, explained that “as at 5pm [on Monday], which is the close of the three day re-opening of the nomination, no one picked the forms, in Ashaiman, we don’t want any trouble in the party so at 5pm, I checked on my election officer and no one had come.
“I asked him to stay till 7pm and he stayed till 7pm, but no one came, I have the forms with me and I will present them to the regional office,” he noted.
When asked if he thought the death of Mr Max-Voy played a role in discouraging aspirants from picking the nomination forms, Mr Afenyo indicated that his death was an act of God, no human had done anything but the party opened the nomination just for the system to be flexible and everything was in the hands of God.
“Nominations were opened for everybody because the party’s national executives just wanted to strengthen democracy, that’s why they opened the nomination,” he said. -3news.com