Some party loyalists of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashaiman constituency have threatened to block the parliamentary primary elections in the area in the event of any unjustified disqualification.
They have stated their intention to resort to secure a court injunction if their preferred candidates are unduly disqualified.
[contextly_sidebar id=”VMEO0paWVLip4IH88tKDB0WXBLBKlUZY”]In an interview with Citi News’ Tema correspondent Elvis Washington, a Youth Organizer at the Niiman Branch, Frank Etse Kwabla Damali expressed frustration at what he said appeared to be some attempts by some executives to sideline one of the aspirants, Ernest Henry Norgbey.
“They are asking how many of the candidates live in Ashiaman? If that is their argument then what about those MPs who come from the Northern region who return to their constituencies during recess?” he queried.
“There will not be any election in Ashaiman if Ernest is disqualified from the race.” He added.
Meanwhile Frank Etse has accused the incumbent MP for the area, Alfred Kwame Agbesi of being behind the attempts to disqualify the candidate.
According to him, the actions of the MP suggest he has a role to play in the development.
But Mr. Alfred Agbesi denied the allegations saying he has no power to influence the decision of the party executives,
“I cannot manipulate the qualification of an aspirant, the guidelines for qualification or otherwise were attached to the nomination forms as such everyone should be able to know whether he or she qualifies,” he said.
The NDC is expected to conduct presidential and parliamentary primaries on November 7, 2015.
By: Pius Amihere Eduku/citifmonline.com/Ghana