The Old Vandals Association of the Commonwealth Hall from the University of Ghana has asked the New Patriotic Party (NPP) National Parliamentary Appeal Committee to reinstate Bernard Oduro Takyi, a parliamentary aspirant in the Sunyani West Constituency of the Bono Region or else.
The group has asked the Committee to reconsider what it described as “the poor, barbaric and cruel decision of the Vetting Committee of the Bono Region” to disqualify Mr. Takyi, an Old Vandal, from the contest “without any reason.”
In a statement, the group insisted that all attempts to have the Bono Region Vetting Committee of the NPP reverse the decision has been unsuccessful.
As a result, the Old Vandals have threatened to among other things, “stop supporting the work of the party in the Sunyani West Municipal Assembly if their colleague is not given the chance to contest the upcoming parliamentary election.”
The group has also vowed not to collaborate with the NPP on any occasion as far as Bono Region is concerned.
Bernard Oduro Takyi was seeking to unseat the incumbent MP for Sunyani West and Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, Ignatius Baffour Awuah who is currently going unopposed after two of his challengers were disqualified.
The NPP will be holding parliamentary primaries in constituencies it has sitting Members of Parliament.
A number of aspirants have been disqualified from contesting in the race in various parts of the country.