The party started the vetting process Tuesday morning to ensure aspirants satisfy demands of the party constitution before they are cleared and endorsed to take part in the upcoming parliamentary primaries slated in June this year.
The process was organized at four different venues, which included Hasta Lodge, Beauty Queen Hotel, Nokse Hotel and the party’s branch office in Bantama constituency
According to the regional secretary Mr. Sam Payne,about 138 aspirants filed of which 11 were females. 7 aspirants went unopposed including the MP for Ejura-Sekyedumase, Hon. Mohammed Sualisu Bamba.
However, three constituencies; Manhyia North, Juaben and Kumawu were excluded from the process due to an outstanding litigation that resulted in a court order.
In an interview with the regional chairman, Antwi Bosiako also known as chairman Wontumi, he admitted the process has been enthralling but ended successfully.
“So far its okay. I just give thanks to God. Everything has been successful even though we had few challenges.”
The chairman revealed that the Ashanti region received 2 petitions. Although he wouldn’t disclose the content of the petitions, he said it was ostensibly to disqualify some aspirants.
He gave the assurance that whatever was in the petitions are “house matters and will be handled by the party”.
“If you don’t receive petitions then you are not managing a human institution,so we have. But its something we can manage”.
“I just finished with one petition now, Bosomtwi constituency Hon. Simon Osei Mensah and Tatwum who was accused of inciting some youth to engage in disturbances at one of the venues whiles the process was ongoing. We just resolved it now”.
The chairman wished all the aspirants well pointing out without mincing words that he supports and is ready to work closely with any candidate that emerges the preferred choice of the delegates. He prayed that no candidate would be disqualified.