10 branches in the Upper East Region are yet to conduct their elections. This is because of the concerns and petitions received from those areas.
The inability of the branches to hold their elections would not however prevent the NDC from carrying out the constituency-level elections in the Upper East Region.
The Regional Secretary of the NDC, Donatus Akamugri made these statements when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show.
“If you have a constituency of 60 polling stations, 2/3 of 60 is 40. So if the constituency is able to do 40 elections, then they have the legal right [to do the constituency elections]. That being the case, the region is qualified to move on.”
“We are also conscious that the election at the polling stationsmatter so much because that is where we win the election. So if you take 2/3s and conduct the [constituency] elections, and ignore the 1/3 and they are angered, they can turn their backs to the party. That is why you would realise that we could not close the elections at that time that we intended.”
“In the region, we have only about 10 branches that are having some issues. We have about 4 branches in Bongo. We have about 2 in Chiana-Paga, 1 in Garu and so on. So we have about 10 of them. That is because of the fact that there are some petitions that we are addressing,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mr. Akamugri has said that candidates who intend to run for office must conduct themselves with the utmost candour, decency, and diplomacy before, during, and after the constituency-level elections.
The NDC continues to be a peaceful party, thus the candidates were urged to try to avoid controversy, violence, and needless drama.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana