More NPP Aspirants Vetted

, Martin Agyei Mensah KorsahVetting of aspirants contesting the various national executive positions of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) enters its second day today  at the party’s headquarters.

The four contestants  vying for the national chairmanship namely, the incumbent, Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, Paul Afoko, Stephen Ntim and Fred Oware would face the nine-member vetting panel.

Aspirants for the   General Secretary position who include Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, Nkrabea Effah Dartey and Yaw Buabeng Asamoah, would also face the committee.

Forty-four individuals vying for the various positions with the promise of helping the party win the 2016 general elections have and submitted their nomination papers and fees to the party.

On the first day of the vetting, Tuesdays, those vying for the Youth Organiser position of the NPP, Sammy Awuku, Charles Adu Gyamfi, Michael Kwabena, Ampong  Gifty Oware and Emmanuel Attefuah-Danso, Pius Enam Hadzide and Richard Nyamah were to be vetted.

Also to be vetted yesterday were Mawusi  N. Awity Otiko Djaba and Tina Mensah, who are gunning for the Women’s Organiser slot.

For the National Organiser position, Alhaji Moctar Bamba, Hopeson Adorye and John Boadu were quizzed yesterday.

The last batch of aspirants to be vetted for the day were  Alhaji Aminu Ibrahim, Alhaji Kamal-Deen, Ahaji Abdulai Taminu, Salihu Yahaya Bo, Alhaji Ahmed Sadat Awudu, Kassim Ibrahim, Haruna Mohammed Maiga, Alhaji Baba Gado Ibrahim and Mr Abudakari Sulemana, who are aspiring for the position of Natonal  Co-ordinator.

Almost all the contestants, including those who have travelled from afar, were accompanied by their relatives, friends and sympathisers.

Amidst singing, supporters were clad in the party’s T-shirt with their contestants’ photographs embossed on it and other NPP paraphernalia.

The walls of the headquarters were also not spared, they were  literally “painted” with posters of  the contestants as others engaged in brisk business, by selling all sorts of party items.

The Director of Finance and Administration, Kojo Opare Hammond told the Times that the work of the committee was to find out if the contestants had the requisite qualification and know-how  to contest for their various positions.He noted that even though every  contestant had provided some information on the nomination forms,   including education certificates and birth certificates to the vetting committee, there was the need to cross-check the facts.

“This was to ensure that all the information provided in the nomination forms were adequate,” he added.

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