The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has denied allegations that its National Executive Committee (NEC) discriminated in the run-up to the legislative elections on Saturday, January 27.
A NPP polling station executive filed a lawsuit to prevent Kennedy Kankam, the Municipal Chief Executive of Asokore Mampong, from voting in the elections.
Given Mr. Kankam’s current status as Asokore Mampong Municipal Chief Executive, the petitioner sought a court interpretation of the regulations regulating the conduct of NPP parliamentary primaries in seats with incumbent MPs.
However, speaking with Citi News, the Party’s National Organizer, Henry Nana Boakye, stated that the party has always been fair in its dealings.
“Per the rules and regulations, it was drafted from the authority of the National Council, as contained in the press release signed by the general secretary, Justin Frimpong Koduah. Don’t forget that this matter when it came to Gary Nimako, who is the vetting committee chairman, referred the matter to NEC, and that was an appropriate conduct, and NEC passed it and took a position,” he said.
He added that the applicant has withdrawn the case, making way for Kennedy Kankam to contest.
“We received some court processes, subsequently, we have also received a notice from the said person that they are no more interested in pursuing the matter. This gives the party the green light to conduct elections in the Nhyiase constituency. NEC at its last meeting cleared Hon. Kennedy Kankam to be part of the elections, so I can say he has been cleared to be part of the elections,” the National Organizer of the New Patriotic Party.