The National Democratic Congress (NDC) leadership has said the party would not hold a second round of parliamentary primaries in the Ketu North constituency.
A group named “Concerned Youth of Ketu North NDC” has expressed disappointment in the Electoral Commission and some party executives in the Constituency for being bias.
The NDC primaries held on May 13, 2023 resulted in a tie vote as both candidates Edem Agbana and John Adanu Zewu both secured 358 after two counts and discovery of some unstamped ballots.
In an interview with Citi News, NDC deputy General Secretary Mustapha Gbande stated, the party will treat the demands of the dissatisfied members as a request for reconciliation but will not organise fresh primaries in the constituency.
“The National Chairman of the party was present, and the parties involved in the disputed primary were there with their lawyers. We then delivered a conclusive ruling on the matter, and Edem Agbana was declared the legitimately elected parliamentary candidate for Ketu North. As a result, any other issue will be considered a reconciliation effort because we are not even aware of any petition of this nature, and no such matter has been brought to our office. The party has moved on, and we are now preparing the elected candidate to win the seat”, Mustapha Gbande stated.
Mr. Mustapha Gbande also emphasised the NDC will reject any form of vote buying in the upcoming Assin North by-election by the New Patriotic Party(NPP).