Former Ghanaian leader and founder of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Jerry Rawlings has expressed concerns over what he calls “reports of malpractices and abuse of process” in the party’s ongoing branch executive elections across various regions.
According to Citinewsroom.com report, as a result of the allegations, Mr Rawlings has invited NDC Chairman, Kofi Portuphy, General Secretary Asiedu Nketia and Vice Chairman of the Council of Elders, Alhaji Iddrisu Mahama to his office to discuss the development.
A statement released by the office of the former President, indicated that despite the urgency of the matter, Mr Portuphy could not attend the meeting while Alhaji Mahama did not show up either.
According to the statement, the former President Rawlings in the meeting brought the General Secretary’s attention to the serious complaints and petitions emanating from the elections and the potential damage to the party if no action is taken to rectify the wrongs.
The statement further said, “Mr Asiedu Nketia conceded that it was necessary to take due note of the several petitions and complaints by suspending or cancelling such elections so the allegations could be thoroughly investigated and elections re-conducted to instil sanity and confidence in the process.”
However, Mr Asiedu Nketia on the other hand confirmed at the meeting that he had already directed some elections to be cancelled and re-conducted in some of the areas he had toured.
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