- Sammy Gyamfi's attempt to be a national executive of the NDC has been turned down
- The vetting panel decided Gyamfi had never occupied a position in the party per the qualification requirements
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has disqualified one of their most vocal media communicators Sammy Gyamfi from contesting the upcoming party elections in December. The vetting panel ruled that Gyamfi has never before occupied a party office.
According to the party's constitution, Article 40 (2) states that “A member of the party is not qualified to vie for a National Executive Committee position unless the member has held an executive position within the party or government before seeking election”.
As such, Mynewsgh.com reports that the panel that interviewed Gyamfi had to stick the rules and disqualify him from the race.
Gyamfi is a former president of the Ghana Law Students Association. He has for some few years been a strong defender of the NDC, moving from media houses making the party's case.
Two others, Wonder Mandilo, former NUGS President and Elikem Kotoko, were also disqualified on same grounds.
The two were all vying for the National Youth Organiser position of the party alongside two other candidates, George Opare Addo and Yaw Brogya Genfi.
The members on the vetting committee are General Carl Modey, Hon. Hajia Laadi Ayamba, Hon. Marrieta Brew Oppong and Hon. Magnus Kofi Amoatey.
The rest are Kofi Adams, Vincent Kuagbenu and Hon. Nii Okaija Adamafio.
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