NPP opens nomination for fresh polls in Akwatia Constituency

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Eastern Region says it will work very hard and in unity to recapture the Akwatia parliamentary seat from the National Demo­cratic Congress (NDC) in the 2024 general elections.

The declaration came after the party opened nominations for polling station elec­tions to pave way for the election of polling station executives, electoral area coordinators, and constituency executives.

The upcoming elections is in line with a Koforidua High Court ruling asking the party to hold fresh elections after some party sympathisers expressed displeasure about the manner in which the constituency elections were held last year.

The Eastern Regional Communications Director, Osei Yeboah who announced this,­said a nine-member committee headed by the first vice chairman TwumBarima would ensure free and fair elections in the Akwatia Constituency to restore confidence in mem­bers in the constituency to help them work hard to recapture the seat from the NDC in 2024.

Explaining the reasons for the delay of the elections in the constituency, Mr Bari­ma said: “some party sympathisers in the constituency took the party to court because they were not happy about how the internal elections were organised and the High Court in Koforidua ruled that we should go and organise fresh elections.

And so far, this is what we have done by setting up a committee to set a timetable for the elections.”

He said due to the apathy in the con­stituency, the committee would begin by organising a sensitisation exercise before the organisation of the elections.

“The committee will be moving to Akwa­tia to go and organise a sensitisation exercise for the people to understand everything. Meanwhile, the election is scheduled to take place on February2.”

He further stressed that nominations for the polling stations elections would open on January 20 and close on January 22 with the election taking place from January 27 to 28.

“For the electoral area coordinators’ elec­tions, nominations will be on January 29 and close on January 30. Vetting is on January 31 and voting is on February 2. Constituency elections will follow on February 11.” —citinewsroom

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