NPP Polls: Chaos At New Juaben North Over Missing Forms

NPP Polls: Chaos At New Juaben North Over Missing Forms



There was confusion the Saturday morning at the New Juaben North constituency office of ruling NPP after executives of the party failed to open nomination for the polling station elections. Over one hundred members of the party became stranded at the party office which was locked denying them opportunity to pick forms to


contest at the polling station level. Some angry NPP member alleged that has been the modus operandi of constituency executives and Member of Parliament Nana Adjei Boateng over the years as part of grand scheme. They alleged that the forms also end up in the hands of family and friends of the executives preventing



others from contesting. The angry members of the party called on the national Executives to query one Simon Tawiah who is in charge of the election why he intentionally locked the party office when nomination opens today. The stranded members have therefore called on the party’s general secretary John Boadu to





swiftly intervene to avert clashes since they will resist all attempts to deny them from contesting. They also threatened to injunct the polling station election in the constituency if their grievances are not addressed immediately. There have been mad rush for the picking of nomination forms for the polling station elections in



parts of the Eastern Region Saturday. In Abuakwa North Constituency for instance, scores of party members thronged the constituency office at night to sleep in waiting for the forms. The ruling New Patriotic Party announced timetable for the election of Executives from polling stations to the National starting this



month. The party said in a statement that it will begin with the Polling Stations Elections which will start on 20th February, across all the polling stations in the country. Subsequently, the party will hold its Electoral Area Coordinators election, and the Constituency Executives elections in March, this year. While the





Regional and National Executives Elections will also take place in April and June 2022 respectively. Already, the Party has issued a code of conduct to regulate the conduct of party members in both presidential and parliamentary primaries ahead of the 2024 elections to avert certain injurious mistakes committed in 2020



elections. A statement signed by the Party’s General Secretary, John Boadu said The code of conduct has been formulated by Article 18 of the New Patriotic Party’s constitution, and it is applicable to party supporters and actors including government Appointees; Ministers; Members of Governing



Boards/Councils; Chief Executive Officers of Governmental Institutions; Members of Parliament; Metropolitan. Municipal and District Chief Executives; Aspirants/Potential Candidates; their Supporters and all other Members of the Party. Meanwhile, Eastern Regional Second Vice Chairman hopeful of the ruling



New Patriotic Party Michael Oteng Adu, has called on members of the party to elect competent and committed people as polling station Executives. He said members of the party should avoid voting for aspirants on faction bases and those who will abdicate their positions when needed in critical times.