NDC hints of chaotic presidential primaries

NDC hints of chaotic presidential primaries

Representatives of the six presidential candidates of the NDC have hinted that the upcoming presidential primaries is likely to be chaotic.

The six representatives have written a letter to the National Executive Committee of the party, cautioning them that the upcoming elections are likely to face some challenges.

In a report YEN.com.gh sighted on Graphic.com.gh, the six representatives who are part of a joint technical committee noted that much was not being achieved with regards to making sufficient progress towards a free and fair poll.

NDC hints of chaotic presidential primaries

NDC supporters at a rally. Credit: Supplied
Source: UGC

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In a letter signed by three representatives of the six aspirants, Dr Yaw Akoto, Abdul-Nasser Alidu and Victor Kwadjoga Adawudu, they explained that issues are not being adequately discussed and conclusions documented.

In the letter which was copied to the Chairman of the Elections Committee, Mr. Kofi Attoh, the aspirants noted that the electoral processes are not following logical progression.

In explaining further, the representatives described the difficulty in resolving issues especially as the election is getting closer.

They warned that the NDC may be heading to a chaotic election, the results of which will be controversial, or to cause further disruptions in the electoral calendar.

In raising key issues of concern, the statement outlined electoral rolls, electoral guidelines and printing of ballot papers as the hitches.

In the statement which was also copied to the General Secretary, the Chairman and founder of the party, the representatives drew attention to the inadequacy of electoral rolls given them.

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They also drew the attention of Mr. Attoh to the inadequacy of the guidelines under which the polls were to be held and requested that they would be developed and properly documented.

In addition, they posited that the printing of ballot papers could not take place in the absence of a credible voters' roll.

The NDC has recently been in the news for protesting against the newly-elected MP for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Lydia Alhassan.

The NDC MPs, during the inauguration of Lydia Alhassan, raised placards with the inscription 'bloody widow'.

Various agencies and the NPP slammed the minority MPs for such a protest, claiming that the inscription 'bloody widow' was irresponsible.

Meanwhile the NDC has condemned a commission of inquiry set up to investigate the Ayawaso violent incident.

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