Tension Mounts In Shai-Osudoku Consitituency

shaiTension is mounting in the Shai-Osudoku District following the decision by the Presiding Member (PM) of that Assembly, Emmanuel Adjartey to contest for the constituency chairmanship of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Mr Adjartey, on Wednesday picked up a nomination form at the NDC constituency office in Dodowa.

This has infuriated some assembly members and party faithful who told the Ghanaian Times that by his position as PM, Mr. Adjartey should remain neutral, since the law barred assembly members from dabbling in partisan politics.

According to them, they were not against the PM’s person or his decision to contest for the NDC constituency chair, but that he should resign his position before contesting.

They have therefore threatened mayhem should he push his way through whiles still keeping his position as a PM.

The Local Government Act 462 bars Ghanaians from standing or contesting for assembly election on the ticket or platform of political parties.

When this paper contacted Mr. Adjartey for his side of the story he retorted, “What is your business, journalists can not disqualify me. Are you a party man to ask me about nomination form”.

Asked if he was aware of Act 462, the PM dropped the call.

Several attempts to get party officials at Dodowa to speak on the issue were unsuccessful as they declined comments.

From Ian Motey, Dodowa


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