14:10, 23.Mar 2016
A Polling Station Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Adentan Constituency, Kofi Badu, has noted that the party is divided in that area as a result of unresolved issues that emerged out of the constituency elections.
According to him, the elections were characterised by shortage of ballot papers and removal of names of eligible voters from the album.
This development has resulted in apathy within the rank and file of the NPP in the constituency, he said.
The party, last week, organised polls to elect new executives in all the constituencies across the country.
There were court injunctions on some of the constituencies including the Adentan constituency.
However, Mr Badu indicated that in spite of the court injunction, the Member of Parliament for the area, Yaw Buabeng Asamoah went ahead to supervise the elections.
He told Chief Jerry Forson on Ghana Yensom on Accra100.5FM on Monday, 5 March that: “Names of voters were removed from the album, forcing some aggrieved persons to go to court.
“We also asked the EC to supervise the election because of mistrust among the party executives. However, it was the MP who took over the work of the EC; no EC official was present to supervise the elections.”
He added: “These and several other challenges are causing divisions among the party members in the constituency and that threatens our chances in the 2020 elections, and, so, we are appealing to the national executives to step in immediately to deal with the problems.”
Meanwhile, the party’s Constituency Organiser, Daniel Asihene, has revealed that the court will be hearing the injunction case on 9 March.
“We went to court on some of the matters that came up and an injunction was served but the election was organised, and, so, we will be in court on Friday, 9 March to hear what the court will say.
Meanwhile, Evans Nimako, Director of Elections for the NPP told show host Forson that: “It is not too late, we will still look into the matter in the Adentan constituency. As a party, we are law-abiding, we believe in the court system, and, so, this matter will be dealt with accordingly.”