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18.05.2022 NPP News

Tension brews at NPP Aowin Constituency over illegal disqualification of aspirants

By Ayisah Foster || Contributor
Tension brews at NPP Aowin Constituency over illegal disqualification of aspirants
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Tension is at NPP Aowin Constituency in the Western North Region over an alleged deliberate disqualification of persons aspiring for positions in the constituency elections in the area by the NPP Western North Regional Chairman, Mr William Benjamin Assuah and National Director of Research and Elections, Mr Evans Nimako.

According to report, persons including the four time women organizer, Mrs Joana Morcher; Women Organizer aspirant, Madam Constance Asare; Women Organizer aspirant Mr Benson Afful; Organizer aspirant, Clifford Kwesi; Assistant secretary aspirant and Mr Konadu Yiadom, second Vice Chairman aspirant were all illegally and unconstitutionally disqualified on the very day of their constituency delegates elections after going through all the necessary process.

A petition was sent to the National Executive Committee through their General Secretary and was later referred to the Alternative Dispute Resolution and Legal Committee for redress.

The alleged actions and inactions of the regional party chairman have compelled the Concerned NPP Youth of Aowin Constituency to officially address the press on a possible danger in the constituency if care is not taken.

Mr.Clement Apambila, a member of Concerned NPP Youth of Aowin Constituency and Enchi District Assembly "A" polling station organizer indicated that the National Council met on Friday, 13th May, 2022 and received the report from the Alternative Dispute Resolution and Legal Support Committee Chaired by Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah on the unconstitutional disqualification of aspirants in the Aowin Constituency.

He said the National Council which received the report and read it at the meeting concluded as captured in the report a re-run of the affected positions in the Constituency.

But, according to him, the Regional Chairman, Mr William Benjamin Assuah and the National Director of Research and Elections, Mr Evans Nimako want to connive and employ clandestine tactics to delay the execution of the decision taken by the National Council and eventually impose the other candidates whose elections have been nullified on them.

He made it clear that they are by this statement calling on the General Secretary of the party, Mr. John Boadu, the National Council and the President, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo to call the National Director of Research and Elections at Aowin Constituency, Hon Evans Nimako to order for him to go ahead to fully execute the order given by National Council to bring peace to Aowin.

"We are also aware that the Regional Chairman wants to use delay tactics to disenfranchise the affected positions in our Constituency and their appointees in the impending Regional Elections, so he has sent a petition to the Director of Research and Elections requesting his side to be heard in the decision taken by the Alternative Dispute Resolution and Legal Committee and approved by National Council. How on Earth should this petition be allowed to thrive and even receive attention? What is it there to be heard again, after a decision taken by National Council?" he questioned.

Hon. Evans Nimako, the Director of Research and Elections, he stressed in agreeing to meet the affected aspirants and the regional Chairman in the spirit of giving the Regional Chairman hearing on the events is alleged to be delaying the process.

"We are using this medium to humbly appeal to our General Secretary, Hon John Boadu, the National Council and our President to rescue the party in Aowin Constituency by expeditiously executing the National Council's decision in order to avert any apathy in our Constituency," he stated.

Read full statement below:

THE NEW PATRIOTIC PARTY, WESTERN NORTH REGION, AOWIN CONSTITUENCY

PRESS CONFERENCE ISSUED BY CONCERNED NPP YOUTH OF AOWIN CONSTITUENCY ON THE NULLIFICATION OF SOME AFFECTED CONSTITUENCY POSITIONS BY NATIONAL COUNCIL

Good afternoon Ladies and gentlemen of the Media. We thank you very much for honouring our invitation for such an important press conference, though it was with a short notice.

Background

As you may recall, our Constituency elections was scheduled on 30th April, 2022.

Some party stalwarts and staunch members including the four time woman organizer, Mrs Joana Morcher, Woman Organizer aspirant, Mad Constance Asare, woman Organizer aspirant, Mr Benson Afful, organizer aspirant, Clifford Kwesi, assistant secretary aspirant and Mr Konadu Yiadom, second vice Chairman aspirant were all illegally and unconstitutionally disqualified on the very day of the elections after going through all the necessary processes needed for the elections.

A petition was sent to the national Executive Committee through our general Secretary and it was referred to the Alternative Dispute Resolution and Legal Committe.

Ladies and gentlemen of the Media, our National council met on Friday, 13th May, 2022 and received the report from the Alternative Dispute Resolution and Legal Support Committe Chaired by Hon.Cecilia Dapaah on the unconstitutional disqualification of aspirants in our Constituency, that's AOWIN.

The National council which received the report and read at the meeting concluded as captured in the report a re-run of the affected positions in our Constituency.

Friends, it will interest you to know that, today we were briefed that, the Regional Chairman, Mr William Benjamin Assuah and our National Director of Research and Elections, Mr Evans Nimako want to connived and employed clandestine tactics to delay the execution of the decision taken by National Council and eventually imposing the other candidates whose elections have been nullified on us.

We are calling on the General Secretary of our party, the National Council and our President, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo who was part of the National Council meeting to call the National Director of Research and Elections, Hon Evans Nimako to order for him to go ahead to fully execute the order given by National Council to bring peace to Aowin.

We are also aware that the Regional Chairman wants to use delay tactics to disenfranchise the affected positions in our Constituency and their appointees in the impending Regional Elections, so he has sent a petition to the Director of Research and Elections requesting his side to be heard in the decision taken by the Alternative Dispute Resolution and Legal Committe and approved by National Council. How on Earth should this petition be allow to thrive and even receive attention?

What is it there to be heard again, after decision taken by National Council?

Hon Evans Nimako, the Director of Research and Elections, agreeing to meet the affected aspirants and the regional Chairman in the spirit of giving the Regional Chairman hearing on the events is believed to be delaying the process.

We are using this medium to humbly appeal to our General Secretary, Hon John Boadu, the National Council and our President to rescue the party in Aowin Constituency by expeditiously executing the National Council's decision in order to avert any apathy in our Constituency.

May God bless us all and make us great and Strong.

Long live Ghana

Long live NPP

Long live Aowin Constituency

SGN

1. Patricia Mensah

0552653351

Nyankomam Community Center "B" Polling Station Secretary

2. Clement Apambila

0248008294

Enchi District Assembly"A" polling station Organizer

3. Kennedy Arlu

0544476486

Kwahu R/C "A" Polling station Secretary

4. Louis Nana Kofi koduah

0544753659

Kwahu R/C "B" Polling station Youth Organizer

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