Mr K. Ofori Frimpong Suarez, a vociferous New Patriotic Party (NPP) member has asked the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party to ensure that the 2018 delegate voter album is used for the upcoming parliamentary primaries.
According to him, per the party’s constitution nothing apart from that would be legitimate since that was same album that got national officers elected into office.
Speaking to the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper Wednesday morning, Mr Frimpong said there are rumors that some names have been deleted from the album.
Mr Frimpong said some constituency executives in the Ashanti Region are suspected to be engaged in that illegality to ensure their preferred choices win as parliamentary candidates in the June 20 polls.
Giving details, the vociferous NPP member said sources at Mampong and Asante Akyem North constituencies tell him that such maneuverings are ongoing to take out some names they suspect would vote against the incumbents out.
He said that at Mampong every impediment was put on the way of Mr Addai Nimo who wanted to contest the incumbent, Hon Ampratwum Sarpong.
Similar blockades, Mr Frimong noted was put on the way of the former MP for Asante Akyem, Kwadwo Baah Agyemang from contesting the incumbent, Andy Appiah Kubi.
Failing to achieve their unopposed agenda, the NPP member said some executives at these constituencies are bent on jeopardizing the chances of these two former MPs.
‘’I have received credible information that some constituency executives are engaged in tampering of the voter album and if this is not checked it can spell doom for us as a party’’, the NPP firebrand disclosed.
Mr Frimpong has therefore appealed to the party’s national chairman and Secretary, Mr Freddie Blay and John Buadu to insist on the use of the 2018 voter album for the June 20 parliamentary primaries.
He noted that the contesting candidates would have the right attitude to move on in the event they win or lose at the polls when they realize there was a clean contest.
The NPP man requested that the national executive releases a statement on the use of the 2018 voter album so that the matters could be laid to rest.
Mr Frimpong urged NPP delegates across the country to look for competent persons who could represent the party well and vote for them so that the NPP can hold on to power for long.
‘’I appeal that as delegates we look to the bigger interest of the party and elect competent people as MPs so that we can stay long in government and help to develop Ghana’’, Mr Frimpong posited.