The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has inaugurated an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Legal Support Committee (LSC) to address issues and complaints that have arisen out of the party’s just-ended Polling Stations Executives and Electoral Area Coordinators elections.
The committee is also tasked to address any future issues that may arise out of the upcoming constituency, regional and national elections.
Chaired by Cecilia Abena Dapaah, the Minister of Sanitation, is mandated to, among other issues, consider, make appropriate recommendations and resolve, where necessary, petitions received from members and supporters of the party in the ongoing internal elections.
Other members of the committee included O. B. Amoah, Gary Nimako-Marfo, Emmanuel Darkwa, Dr Kwaku Agyemang-Budu, Sophia Korkor, Dr Glover Quartey, Bright Okyere-Adjekum and Evans Nimako.
In his inaugural address, John Boadu, the General Secretary of NPP, congratulated the members and implored them to work hard to ensure continuous peace, unity, harmony and stability in the party in vindication of the confidence that had been reposed on them.
He decried conflicts had rocked some electoral areas as the NPP begins reorganising processes ahead of the 2024 general election although the election of polling station executives had commenced, some members and supporters of the party had accused their executives of manipulating the election.
The incidents include Kwadaso in the Ashanti Region, where some members and supporters of the NPP locked up the chairman of the constituency with similar agitations transpired in the Akuapem South Constituency in the Eastern Region and Ningo-Prampram Constituency in the Greater Accra Region.
Manhyia North and Ho Central constituencies in the Ashanti and Volta Regions respectively registered some debacles as well, some members and supporters of the party in New Juaben North and Sunyani East constituencies in the Eastern and Ahafo regions respectively have petitioned the High Court to seek an injunction on their respective polling station election. –myjoyonline.com