Ashanti Region NPP Postpones Polling Station Elections
The election of polling station executives for the ruling New Patriotic Party in the Ashanti Region has also been postponed until the February 25, 2022. The election was originally scheduled to take place from the February 19, 2022. The Regional Chairman, Bernard Antwi-Boasiako, explained that the postponement would make it easier
for party members, who want to run for polling station positions to participate. The opening of nomination for polling station elections has been characterised by confusion and in some instances, chaos, as aspirants accuse some party executives of hoarding nomination forms. Manhyia North, Kwadaso, Asante-Mampong and
the Kumawu are some of the constituencies hit with widespread confusion.But in an interview, Ashanti Regional Chairman of NPP, Bernard Antwi-Boasiako, said challenges associated with the ongoing exercise are being addressed. I have received a lot of petitions from some of the constituencies with concerns like; we
don’t get nomination forms, we are looking for forms and stuff, he also said. According to him, additional nomination forms have been received from the National Headquarters for onward distribution to the various Constituency Election Committees. He said this, and extension of date for the polling station elections to
February 25, 2022 will also help address the concerns of aspirants. We called the Election Committee people. Some of them told us the forms we gave them were not enough. I called to national for the General Secretary also to bring me some forms. The Regional Secretary, Lawyer Kwame Adom-Appiah, at the moment he has
given a communique to all the election committees in the constituency; Constituency Election Committee to come to the region, to come and pick the forms. So we have instructed that the Ashanti Region, our polling station elections would start from 25th February, 2022, so that even if we can’t solve all the problems, we can
also solve the majority of the problem. Meanwhile, Bernard Antwi Boasiako has appealed to members of the Constituency Election Committees to give level-playing field to all aspirants as he assures of a free and fair process. We would try to make it fair as much as possible. We are still talking to the Election Committee in various constituencies for them to make it fair for everybody.