Controversy over forms picked by NDC man to challenge Mahama

The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) is lining up punitive measures against the accountant, who released the presidential nomination forms to George Boateng, has gathered.

George Boateng was at the party’s headoffice on Monday to pick forms to contest President John Dramani Mahama in the November 7 primaries.

But according to our sources, those forms were not endorsed by the party’s General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, who is the returning officer for the nationwide elections.

High-placed sources say Mr Boateng, 45, was asked to return the forms for proper endorsement but he refused.

‘Mahama picked forms on Friday’

The Youth Organiser of the Oyarifa Branch of the NDC had informed after picking his forms at a fee of GH¢1,000 that President Mahama went for the same forms last Friday.

The president made someone pay his money on his behalf, Mr Boateng said.

He is, therefore, contending that the forms given him last Monday were no different from what President Mahama picked three days earlier.

The party’s top hierarchy is reported to hold an emergency meeting to consider the punishment to give to any member found culpable in the release of the forms to the freight forwarder.

According to sources, Mr Boateng’s gesture has not been received well by some top members of the party.

The NDC has opened nominations for its parliamentary and presidential primaries with September 10 set as date to close.


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