NDC election irregularities; contestant smells mischief

By Mutala Yakubu
 election
Election irregularities; contestant smells mischief

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) held its 9th delegate congress to elect their executives who will steer the affairs of the party ahead of the 2020 elections.


The Party after organizing one of the longest held congresses seem to have dented their image more with an irregularity that occurred.

Kojo Adu-Asare who was contesting for one of the Deputy General Secretary had the shock of his life when his picture was nicely placed on the ballot paper but with the name "Justice Yeboah".

It was a bizarre development and some see it as a plot by the party leaders to boot Adu-Asare out of the contest.

This could be a huge factor in Adu-Asare pulling only 288 votes.

He threatened to take the party to court. A member of his campaign team Delasi John Ahama describes the situation as "not fair".

"My candidate is a man of peace, he spoke to his supporters and they were calm, from the sorting we knew he had lost the elections"

"This is not fair, someone filed with the name Kojo Adu-Asare and you put the name Justice Yeboah on the ballot papers".


Background

An aspiring Deputy General Secretary in the just-ended NDC National Executive Elections Kojo Adu-Asare has threatened to sue the party.

Kojo Adu-Asare's threat is as a result of his name changed to Justice Yeboah on the ballot paper.

He attributed his inability to win to the name change and for that has vowed to sue the party.

As to why his name did not correspond with his photograph, the general public is yet to be furnished with the fine details.

Others are also questioning Adu-Asare as to why he did not protest this obvious error but allowed the elections to be held and has come out with threats of suing the party over this unfair treatment.

Results trickling in indicate that Peter Boamah Otukonor and Barbara Serwaa have been elected to deputize Johnson Asiedu Nketia as deputy general secretaries as the party seeks to reorganize itself to face the rather formidable Akufo-Addo-led New Patriotic Party in 2020.

It is still not clear whether Mr Adu-Asare will back his words with action.

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