Some polling station executives and electoral region coordinators of the New Patriotic Celebration (NPP) in Abirem in the Jap Location, say the governing bash threats voter apathy there in approaching standard elections.
The team says some constituency and regional government customers deliberately disqualified two other parliamentary aspirants who showed up to contest the sitting Member of Parliament, John Osei Frimpong.
Addressing the media at a news meeting in Abirim on Tuesday, spokesperson of the group, Patrick Annin, who doubles as Polling Station Secretary for the Hwaekwae Electoral Place, cautioned the development could develop disaffection in the constituency.
“There is a seeming cabal identified to unjustly get rid of two primary parliamentary aspirants from the Abirim parliamentary primaries specifically Mr. Frank Ahemah Mireku and Daniel Kwadwo Afrifa.
“What we the Concerned Polling Station Executives are seeking for, is a good participating in floor and we insist the get together allows the contest in the constituency,” Mr. Annin.
He posited that, the NPP is a democratic bash that believes in the principle of rule of regulation hence, the national executives should grant the Abirem Constituency a contest in buy to foster unity at the grass roots.
The group extra that, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo faced eager contests from 2007 till 2015 in the party’s presidential primaries, in advance of he was produced the party’s presidential candidate and subsequently received the 2016 typical elections.
“For the records, Mr Osei Frimpong contested Esther Obeng Dapaah who was a sitting Member of Parliament and Minister of Mines and Forestry. At the time, no constituency, regional or countrywide officer disqualified Mr. Osei Frimpong from contesting a Minister of Condition and a Cupboard Member,” he said.
He was baffled why Mr. Osei Frimpong was presented a levelled-actively playing discipline to contest Esther Obeng Dapaah on 3 consecutive instances right before he secured the slot to grow to be MP for the region but now people have not been permitted to contest him.
Patrick Annin called on the NPP leadership to acquire lessons from the 2008 elections where numerous parliamentary aspirants were approximately disqualified, fueling apathy which resulted in the celebration dropping key parliamentary seats and the subsequent defeat to the opposition Nationwide Democratic Congress (NDC) in the basic elections.
“We pray that we manage these primaries effectively in buy to forestall disaffection in the standard elections simply because, we believe that when we have a contest and whoever wins, will deliver all of us alongside one another to enhance the margin of votes between the NPP and NDC,” he added.