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Kojo Jones parliamentary Ambition in Limbo

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The Functional Executive Committee (FEC) of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is reportedly investigating the eligibility of Emmanuel Jones Mensah, a parliamentary aspirant for the Keta constituency.

Mensah, popularly known as Kojo Jones, was purported to be a card-bearing member of the NDC in Ashaiman Constituency. However, after investigations by the party, it was discovered that his name was not found in the official Ashaiman database of the party as of 2018.

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As a result of this, the FEC, during a meeting on Tuesday, April 18, deferred its decision on Mensah’s eligibility pending further investigation. According to a report by Citi News, “FEC is expected to take a final decision on the eligibility or otherwise of the parliamentary aspirant upon receipt of a report from the party official who is responsible for the maintenance of the database of the party.”

The report added that the decision to investigate Mensah’s eligibility was based on the findings of a special committee that was set up to determine certain special appeals emanating from the decisions of vetting committees of the party. During deliberations on the findings of the special committee, it became apparent that Mensah’s name was not in the official Ashaiman database of the party as of 2018.

The NDC has a rigorous vetting process for selecting its parliamentary candidates, and this recent investigation demonstrates the party’s commitment to ensuring that only qualified candidates are put forward to contest in the upcoming elections.

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