- NPP fails Kan Dapaah Jr at the Parliamentary primaries vetting
- The governing New Patriotic Party has began vetting parliamentary aspirants ahead of the 2020 polls
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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has started vetting parliamentary aspirants for the 2020 elections and already, some interesting developments are coming up.
In the Ablekuma West constituency, the vetting committee of the NPP, failed Mr. Albert Kan Dapaah Jr.
Mr. Dapaah Jr was contesting incumbent Member of Parliament, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful to become the parliamentary candidate for the constituency.
Addressing the media after the vetting on Monday, March 2, 2020, the regional secretary of the NPP, Parker Ordalai France, said Mr. Albert Kan Dapaah Jr. had failed the process.
According to him, the parliamentary aspirant was not disqualified, instead, he failed the vetting process.
The NPP official, however, noted that Mr. Dapaah Jr. will only be allowed to contest in the primaries if the party at the national level gives him the green light after he appeals.
“We don’t disqualify, we only make recommendations to the national party, so, if the national party says: ‘You are not able to contest’, then they have disqualified you,” Mr France explained.
Mr. Parker Ordalai France further explained that Mr. Kan Dapaah Jr. was failed because he brought the party’s name into disrepute by his utterances and actions during the nomination period.
“He [Kan Dapaah Jr.] said the MP brought her own electoral register – which is not correct. It is the region which supervised all elections concerning constituencies, so, he has tarnished the image of the region, the national party and the NPP as a whole and he accepted that he didn’t do well but he’s ready to apologise,” the NPP regional secretary said.
Meanwhile, the vetting process in the Western Region has also been riddled with petitions.
Western Region Chairman of the party Francis Ndede-Siah has indicated that “some petitions have been received, one from Ahanta West, two from Effia Nkwanta and others”.
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