The Election Committee of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ashanti Region has changed the venue for the regional executive election from the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) to the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.
The date has also been fixed on Saturday May 28th.
The decision was taken after a marathon Regional Security Council (REGSEC) meeting with the Regional Election Committee led by Simon Osei-Mensah.
The earlier decision to hold the elections at the RCC received flak from some members of the party.
For instance, Member of Parliament for Mpraeso, Davis Opoku Ansah said in an interview with TV3’s Komla Klutse on Wednesday May 25 “I feel that the regional election is going on well, people are campaigning especially [in the Ashanti region] where we decide our fate. It is important for us take a relook at certain decisions by the regional elections committee.
“For instance it should not be held at the Regional Coordinating Council. The party is the party that is forming government but there is a clear dichotomy between the party and the government.
“If you are a RCC yours is to look after the state and also manage the properties in the Ashanti Region.”