NCC reschedules Chapter elections

Author: George Ernest Asare
Kester Adjao

THE electoral committee of the National Chapter Committee (NCC) of  Accra Hearts of Oak has rescheduled the upcoming election of new NCC executives from June 1 to June 15, 2019.

The committee has also expunged the third vice chairman’s position from the list of elective positions and revised the nomination fees for the polls, which comes off at the Civil Service Auditorium at the Ministries area in Accra.

A statement signed by the chairman of the electoral committee, Mr Kester Ajao, said the review of the timelines for the elections and reduction of nomination fees followed concerns raised by stakeholders after the timelines, nomination fees and positions to be contested for were made public.

The positions to be competed for are chairperson, vice and second vice chairpersons, general secretary, deputy general secretary, national organiser, first deputy organiser, second deputy organiser, public relations officer and its two deputies and financial secretary.

The statement was, however, emphatic that while candidates contesting the position of chairperson, general secretary, deputy general secretary, national organiser, public relations officer and financial secretary should reside in the Greater Accra Region,  those contesting for the first and second vice chairpersons should come from the northern and southern sectors respectively.

It also stated that candidates contesting the position of the first deputy and national organiser should reside in the middle belt and northern sector, while those contesting for the position of second deputy public relations officer should reside in the northern sector.

 It said the registration of chapters, which started on March 15 with a fee of GH¢100 each, will end on May 13, while the filing of nominations which started on March 19 would end on April 30.

The vetting of candidates would now be held between May 6 and May 23, 2019.

Those contesting the position of the chairperson will pay a nomination fee of GH¢2,000; 1st, 2nd  vice chairpersons, PRO and national organiser will pay GH¢1,000, with the others paying between GH¢800 and GH¢500.