The Asokwa constituency office of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) was a center of attraction last Tuesday as prospective delegates of the area picked and filed their nominations in a smooth fashion.
The prospective delegates who are mostly old polling station executives of the party are filing to either contest for the positions they earlier held or contesting to get the chance to a different position within the executive in the respective polling centers in the constituency this Wednesday.
As at the time of filing this report midday Tuesday, almost all the prospective delegates had returned the nominations forms they picked late Monday.
Contrary to the chaotic scenes that had characterized the exercise in some constituencies in the Ashanti Region, the Asokwa constituency has been very peaceful.
Speaking to the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper during our visit, Elliot Fosu-Barnor, a member of the Polling Station Election Committee (PSEC) expressed delight at the turn out of things.
According to him, the exercise had been peaceful due to the constant information they had disseminated to party people in the various electoral areas regarding the upcoming elections.
He, however, noted the stress attached to the job but noted that every member of the PSEC is playing his or her part to deal with the huge number of people who came to pick and file their nominations.
The Committee, he revealed will compile the list of all prospective delegates or applicants so as to ensure Wednesday’s polling station elections across the 137 polling stations in Asokwa comes off peacefully and successfully.
PARTY BIG WIGS:
Storming the constituency office to observe things for themselves were the incumbent Asokwa Constituency Chairman and Ashanti Regional Chairman hopeful, Mr Robert Asare-Bediako and Mr Edmund Kyei, Asokwa Communications Director and First Vice-chairman hopeful for Asokwa.
Speaking to this reporter, Mr Asare-Bediako expressed satisfaction at the smooth manner the filing process had been undertaken.
He commended the PSEC members as well as its chairman, Maxwell Kofi Jumah for a good job done and urged them to ensure the subsequent elections are conducted transparently and peacefully.
After presenting an undisclosed amount of cash to the PSEC members, Mr Edmund Kyei urged the team to ensure they discharge their duties fairly.