The New Juaben North Constituency of the ruling New Patriotic will officially open nomination for the polling station election on Monday, February 21,2022.Hundreds of members of the party hoping to contest various polling station executive positions in the Constituency became stranded Saturday, February 19, 2022 as the Constituency office was not open to enable them pick forms.
The aggrieved members alleged that has been the modus operandi of the Constituency executives and the Member of Parliament Nana Adjei Boateng ostensibly to share the forms among their family members and cronies.
A statement issued by the Secretary to the Polling Station Election Committee (PSEC), Edward Asante Antwi stated that opening of nomination starts from February 21 to 23rd,2022 between 10:am to 4:00 pm each day followed by vetting from February 23 to 24th same hours.
The statement concluded that the conduct of the election will take place between February 25th to March 5, 2022.
Meanwhile, the Constituency Chairman, Kwadwo Boateng Agyemang has condemned the actions of so-called members of the party who stormed the Party’s office to deliberately create confusion on Saturday to suggest that, the forms were being hoarded and shared among family members and cronies of the Constituency executives and the incumbent MP, Nana Agyei Boateng.
He explained to GHOne News that, the party received about thousand forms Friday night but each form required endorsement of the appropriate signatories to validate it hence the inability of the party to open the nomination during the weekend.
Besides,the Constituency election committee that is to supervise the conduct of the election was also inaugurated the same night.
The Constituency Chairman Kwadwo Boateng Agyemang assured of free and fair election but will not entertain indiscipline.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) released its timetable for the election of its local and national executives across the country.
The opening and closing of nominations for the polling station Executives were fixed between February 19, 2022, to February 29, 2022 while the conduct of the election be between February 25, 2022, and March 5, 2022.
This was disclosed in a memo from the Director of Research and Elections to Regional Chairmen, Secretaries and Chairmen of the polling stations, among others.
The election of new national officers of the party has been slated for July 14 to July 16.
April 22 to 24 has also been scheduled for constituency elections, while the regional elections will take place from the 20th to the 22nd of May.
Source : GHOne News