NDC Parliamentary Aspirant In Gomoa Central Rejected After Sending Forms 4 Minutes Late

NDC Parliamentary Aspirant In Gomoa Central Rejected After Sending Forms 4 Minutes Late

  • A National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary aspirant in Gomoa Central was rejected for filing his forms late
  • The aspirant, Ekow Felix Nkrumah, pleaded with the NDC to show him mercy because of his past work for the party
  • Nkrumah told YEN.com.gh that he had been treated unfairly by the party and blamed the late submission of his forms on a technical error at the bank

A National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate aspirant in Gomoa Central has been rejected by the party because he filed his forms four minutes late.

The aspirant, Ekow Felix Nkrumah, was rejected when he visited the Central Regional NDC Secretariat on Friday, October 13, 2023, to be vetted.

Ekow Felix Nkrumah
Ekow Felix Nkrumah has urged the party to give him a second chance (L). Source: Facebook/@Ekow Felix Nkrumah
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Nkrumah expressed his disappointment to the media, saying he could do nothing.

He attributed the delay to a technical error at the bank when he was paying filing fees.

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Nkrumah sent a campaign member to deliver his documentation to the party office.

“However, he got to the party office at 5:04 pm instead of 5 pm, resulting in the vetting committee withdrawing me from contesting the race".

He, however, begged the NDC to consider his service to the party and allow him to contest.

"Even if I am going to file my nomination and I was four minutes late, at least they should consider my hard work in the party and give me a chance to contest the primaries," he begged.

In a reaction to YEN.com.gh, Nkrumah felt the party mistreated him.

"Party loyalty and long service doesn't matter in the NDC but money. Leadership doesn't care about how long you've worked for the party but how much you have in your pocket."

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A Plus to run for Parliament

YEN.com.gh reported in a separate story that Kwame Obeng Asare, also known as A Plus, plans to contest the Gomoa Central parliamentary seat.

A Plus also said he will contest that parliamentary seat as an independent candidate.

The former musician added that he expects to be the only independent candidate in Parliament after the next election.

Odododiodio to get new NDC candidate

The Odododiodio MP, Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, has not filed nomination forms to contest for Parliament again.

Three aspirants are seeking to represent Odododiodio in Parliament on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress.

The vetting for a new aspirant in the constituency was rocked by violence.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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