Unity in NDC blossoming; E/R NDC chairman tells members

BY: George Folley
Mr Bismark Tawiah Boateng
Mr Bismark Tawiah Boateng

The Eastern Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Bismark Tawiah Boateng, has said the unity of the party is blossoming to its highest peak and for that reason, members and supporters of the party should not do anything to derail the effort.

In an interview with the Daily Graphic in Koforidua, he also called on the members and supporters of the party not to rush to the media to settle personal differences.

He noted that the party had laid down procedures to resolve all issues and, therefore, those who were fond of washing the party’s dirty linen in public must desist from that.

Aspirants warned

Mr Boateng warned that aspirants who in their campaigns traded insults against one another would be summoned before the disciplinary committee for the necessary punitive measures to be taken.

According to him, 95 per cent of the branch elections had been held, with just a few challenges in six polling stations out of 107 in the Afram Plains North Constituency, while three petitions had been received from Nsawam.


He said the regional executive committee would endeavour to settle all differences before the constituency elections were held on June 23, 2020.

Enthusiasm

According to Mr Boateng, unlike the 2015 biometric registration exercise, this time around enthusiasm was very high, adding that most polling stations had recorded huge numbers.

"We are on course so far as the Eastern Region is concerned. People are now rushing for nomination forms to contest positions at the constituency level and this has rekindled the NDC spirit," he added.

Electoral college

Mr Boateng said the constituency electoralcollege which hitherto had four people from a polling station voting at the constituency level had been expanded to nine people, adding that that was to give more representation to party members.

He warned that nobody should be prevented from picking nomination forms or disqualified "since it is the vetting committee which can disqualify any aspirant".

Appreciation

The Eastern regional chairman thanked all members of the party who contributed to the success of the polling station election, particularly the regional and constituency executives and other individuals.