Upper Manya NDC In Crisis

The Upper Manya constituency conference of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) scheduled for September 1, did not come on due to the delay in the processing of both candidates and delegates listed for the event.

According to information obtained by the Ghana News Agency (GNA) yesterday, on the day of the conference,candidates contesting for various positions had not been vetted, while delegates’ list and ballot papers were not ready.

Speaking to GNA in an interview,  Reverend Henry Sackitey, constituency chairman said according to the NDC constitution, all delegates have to go through a vetting process for a credible voter register for  the conference.

He said, the party expected 429 delegates to vote for 40 candidates who are vying for the positions of chairman, vice chairman, organiser, women’s organiser, youth organiser and their deputies.

Rev.  Sackitey said, the constituency executives have informed the Electoral Commission and the Eastern Regional Head Office of the party in Koforidua of the development.

Jeff Tetteh-Kavianu, Member of Parliament for the constituency said the situation was disturbing and called for the collaboration of all party executives to work for peace.

He noted that it was the second time the elections had been postponed for “such unacceptable reasons”.

He said per the NDC’s constitution, the constituency chairman of the party  is the sole organiser of the elections and presides over the process.

He called on the other executives who don’t want the chairman to assume his duties to ensure  smooth, free, fair and transparent elections at the conference  to step aside  and let the party’s constitution work to protect  the peace that had existed in the area over the years.

Mr. Tetteh-Kavianu expressed the hope that by the close of the week, the delegates’ list for the conference would be ready.


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