A/R: Vetting Of NPP Parliamentary Candidate Hopefuls Ends, Committee Describes Exercise As Free & Fair1 min read
Two days of vetting of New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary candidate hopefuls with incumbent Members of Parliament which commenced on January 3, 2024, has come to an end.
The exercise was conducted across all Regional capitals.
The Vetting Committee for Ashanti Region described the process held at the office of the NPP Presidential Candidate, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia in the Asokwa Constituency as free and fair.
Aspirants at Manhyia South, Obuasi West, Obuasi East, Tafo, and Adanse Asokwa, Constituencies were vetted on the first day, January 3, 2024, of the exercise.
Candidates at Kwabre East, Subin, Odotobri, Asante Bekwai, Offinso South, and Offinso North constituencies were vetted on the last day of the exercise.
Addressing the media after the exercise, the Chairman of the Committee, Henry Nana Boakye popularly known as Nana B indicated that all the aspirants who filed nominations to contest for the Parliamentary seat at various constituencies went through the required process fairly without disqualifying anyone.
Nana B noted that there was simmering tension concerning the MMDCEs who picked forms to contest sitting MPs in some constituencies but quickly said there is no law to disqualify them because these MMDCEs are not contesting their sitting MPs “like Suame for instance, their MP has decided not to contest again and Hon. Kennedy Kankam who is contesting for the Nhyiaeso seat is not MCE at Nhyiaeso so he qualifies to vie for the seat.”
He advised the aspirants to consider their diction during their campaign so that it would not affect anyone to cause division within the party.