NPP Constituency chairmen in the Ashanti region have petitioned their regional chairman to intervene in the choice of voting centres in their upcoming flagbearership race.
Read the petition below
From: The Constituency Chairmen of the New Patriotic Party in the Ashanti Region
To: Mr. Bernard Antwi – Boasiako,
The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party
PETITION AGAINST THE CHOICE OF VENUES FOR THE NATIONAL DELEGATES CONFERENCE
On behalf of constituency chairmen in Ashanti, l write this petition in protest to the communique from the Presidential Elections Committee detailing the respective venues for the elections during the November 4th National Delegates Conference across the country.
We find that decision highly inappropriate and call on you, our immediate superior in the party, and the others who belong to the upper echelons of our party, to intervene and have the Elections Committee reconsider its decision, as it will create grave inconveniences to delegates.
We believe that, after delegates travelling very far from their various communities and hinterlands to the voting centres, they should be hosted at venues assured of comfort. This is a delegates’ election, and not a “national” election, and for that matter, we believe we have the right to insist on measures that would be in the best interest of the various stakeholders, particularly the delegates.
As constituency chairmen in the Ashanti Region, we strongly think the Regional Leadership of the party has no hand in this decision, otherwise, we would have been consulted.
We find it rather unfortunate for the Presidential Elections Committee to have disregarded the views of constituency chairmen before deciding on voting venues in our respective constituencies.
The constituency chairmen in the Ashanti Region at this moment implore, and petition you to intervene and have the decision of the elections committee shelved and engage chairmen or constituency executives. Failure to cooperate with us may portend ill consequences during the national delegates conference, and the national secretary is to be blamed.
We are counting on your cooperation.
Cc: The President of the Republic of Ghana
The Chief of Staff
The National Executives Committee
The Ashanti Regional Executives