Justin Frimpong Kodua Esq, General Secretary of the NPP
The National Executive Council (NEC) of the NPP as well as the Leadership of the Party have cleared the Municipal Chief Executive for Asokore Mampong, Hon Kennedy Kankam to contest in Saturday’s parliamentary primary at Nhyiaeso.
Responding to a question during last Monday’s press conference in Kumasi to outline the protocols to be adhered to by aspirants and delegates who are to cast their votes in the January 27th parliamentary primaries, General Secretary of the NPP, Lawyer Justin Kodua Frimpong said “the court case that sought to restrain the party and the aspirant Kennedy Kankam has been discontinued and documents of same has been served on the party”.
The General Secretary added that barring any suit or complaint that could warrant a discontinuance nothing would stop the party from going ahead with the election at Nhyiaeso.
“The NPP party is ready to conduct the parliamentary elections in over 108 voting centers in the country and we are expecting all constituencies in Ashanti to take part in the elections even though we have some complaints before us but they are not even up to ten and hopefully by Wednesday our way would be clear for Saturday’s polls”, the General stated.
On the Inspection of voting centers and venues, the General Secretary said since the elections will be localised the constituency elections management bodies must ensure parties agree to the choice of venues.
He noted that the polls must be held at open places where no one could hide to undertake anything sinister.
The Chief scribe also cautioned against the open display of ballots or the usage of mobile phones for the snapping of pictures of how one voted.
“No mobile phone would be allowed into the voting booth and no one must take a photo of his ballot or display same because the undertaking of such would result in an arrest and detention by the Police who have been tasked to disallow that”, the General Secretary firmly stated.
The General Secretary advised against the camping of delegates at places before voting day.
He asked that delegates come freely from their homes to cast their votes and leave voting arena in peace.
Lawyer Kodua discouraged the idea of congregating on the voting arena and the wearing of the t-shirts or the display of the paraphernalia of any of the contesting candidates to the voting center.
“I am hopeful that we would have a free, peaceful and transparent elections on Saturday whose outcome would be readily accepted by all contesting aspirants so that the party can initiate moves that can galvanise its support base to prosecute an oiled campaign ahead of the upcoming general elections”, the General Secretary posited.
Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/Michael Ofosu-Afriyie, Kumasi.