NPP Polls: Resort to internal mechanism to resolve grievances – Nimako

Evans Nimako

The Director of Elections and Research of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Mr Evans Nimako has appealed to all aggrieved members of the party to resort to the internal mechanism to resolve their grievances in the just-started internal elections.

He indicated that although it is within their rights to go to court, the party would rather that they use the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) committee headed by Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah to address their concerns.

Speaking on the News 360 on TV3 Thursday April 28, Mr Nimako said “I will also pleaded with those who feel aggrieved for one reason or the other to appear before the ADR committee headed by Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah and get their issues resolved.

The Director of Communications for the NPP Yaw Buaben Asamoa also said that the leadership of the party will definitely address all the challenges that have characterized the internal elections so far.

He said the issues that were witnessed on day one of the exercise were expected given that the elections are being conducted on a large scale across the country at the same.

But, he said, lessons have been learnt.

“The way we are trying to engage across the country there will definitely be a few hitches here and there on the first day. So, I think we will overcome any initial difficulties.

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“We have five days within which every constituency is supposed to have voted so today will be a very valuable lesson learning curve,” he said on the News 360 on TV3 Thursday April 28.

There were agitations at the voting center in the Okaikwei South constituency during the New Patriotic Party (NPP) elections over allegations that about 400 names had been removed from the register.

However, the police managed to restore calm for the exercise to commence.

Four delegates were reported to have been arrested for obstructing the elections in Okaikwei South.

Similarly there were issues in the Subin constituency which nearly resulted in a faceoff between the the lawmaker Eugene Boakye Antwi  and an aspirant in the polls.

The Northern Regional Executive committee of the party has suspended the Yendi constituency executive elections slated for today, Thursday April 28.

The suspension follows a petition by some 123 aggrieved polling station executives whose names were removed from the polling station register.

The matter was initially taken to court but was later withdrawn and sent before an alternative Dispute Resolution Committee constituted by the regional executive committee.

The NPP started electing its constituency executives today Thursday April 28.

By Laud Nartey||Ghana


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