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22.08.2019 NDC News

NDC Primaries: Ellembelle Executives Challenge NEC's Decision

NDC Primaries: Ellembelle Executives Challenge NEC's Decision
LISTEN AUG 22, 2019

The Constituency Executives of National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Ellembelle in the Western Region, will today challenge the decision of National Executives of the party for approving the candidature of Mieza Mea Alleah, an aspirant.

The Vetting Committee of the party had put on hold the vetting results of the candidate following petitions filed against him.

He was accused of using polling station executives to endorse him without their consent.

His camp did not find this development fair, and filed a counter petition against his disqualification whilst threatening to put an injunction on the party’s upcoming parliamentary primaries on Saturday.

This was followed by what they termed as “subtle attempts to disqualify Mieza-Mea Alleah”.

According to them, few minutes before his vetting, a group purported to come from the camp of Mr Kofi Anaman, another aspirant who stepped down for the incumbent Member of Parliament Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah quickly petitioned the committee against Mr Alleah indicating that he was not qualified to contest the primaries because of alleged variations in signatures of endorsers and alleged forgery of signatures.

Consequently, the counter petitioners supporting Alleah claimed the issues raised by the committee were mere attempts to frustrate and disqualify him from contesting the parliamentary primaries which were baseless as per the guidelines issued for the elections of the party’s parliamentary candidates ahead of the 2020 elections.

They claimed, the constituency electoral committee and executive of the party duly crosschecked details of Mr Alleah’s forms before accepting same at constituency party office on 18th July, 2019.

They subsequently had their grievances approved after addressing a press conference in Ellembelle.

Kofi Hanson, Joseph Agyekum, two Constituency Executives thus communications Officer and Secretary respectively say, they will challenge the decision of the party.

They announced plans by the Constituency Executives of the party to organize press conference this afternoon to question the decision of National Executives of the party in approving the candidature of Alleah.

They bemoaned attempts by the National Executives of the party to bend the rules in favour of Mr. Alleah through undue delay in releasing the outcome of the Appeals Committee which was to investigate his disqualification.