A lecturer at the University for Development Studies, Dr. Degraft Arthur has described the seeming impossibility of interested people to contest sitting presidents at presidential primaries as an affront to multi-party democracy.
Speaking on Asankrangwa based Royal FM, the political science lecturer called for a halt to the alleged maltreatment of party members who strive to contest sitting presidents at party primaries. Speaking on the controversy surrounding the supposed picking of nomination forms by one George Boateng, a constituency organizer of the NDC to contest President John Mahama, the university don said even though political parties formulate laws and preach that all eligible party members must be treated equally, the practice does not wholly give credence to the provisions.
Likening Ghana’s internal party activities activities to that of other countries, Dr. Degraft Arthur suggested a referendum in all political parties on current constitutional provisions for suggestions for a road map of party organization, rights, privileges and hierarchy for posterity.
“The ridiculing of other eligible party members who express interest in contesting for party positions must stop in order to give meaning to democratic tenets within the NDC”, the university lecturer added.