The Sunyani East Constituency Office of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has admonished polling station executives, members and supporters of the party to remain calm and not derail the fortunes towards the 2024 elections.
“The interest of the NPP is supreme and we should not do anything that will affect and narrow our fortunes in Election 2024 but rather remain calm, steadfast and resolute,” it said.
The office debunked an assertion there were attempts by some executives in the constituency to hijack the registration exercise for their selfish interest and assured the executives would work out modalities to dispatch registration materials to the 255 polling stations in the constituency.
Tension is mounting in the constituency about the NPP’s nationwide mass registration exercise because some members and supporters of the party had alleged that the executives had hijacked the exercise.
However, Ansu Kumi, the Constituency Secretary noted that the constituency received the registration materials from the regional office of the party on September 14, 2021 for onward distribution to the polling stations and had scheduled an emergency meeting in that regard.
“As a stronghold of the NPP, we will ensure the right thing is done for the party to compile genuine membership registers for the polling stations in order not to create unnecessary tensions and divisions.
“We are aware of some few NPP miscreants who have attempted to drag the image of the party into public disrepute and ridicule, but the party will expose those irresponsible members and supporters and impose the necessary sanctions accordingly to the NPP constitution.
“We are assuring everybody that no prospective applicant will be denied registration because doing so will affect the election fortunes of the NPP in 2024 and beyond and we have expressed discomfort with the behaviour of two polling station executives who have breached the NPP’s constitution,” Mr Kumi pledged.
He explained that the two (names withheld) were said to have made unfounded allegations against the party on a Sunyani-based local radio station adding that “per the NPP constitution we are planning to invite them to answer questions where appropriate sanctions will be imposed on them if they are found culpable”. -GNA