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Old Tafo/Pankrono NPP Polling Station Executives threaten court injunction

Some polling station executives in Old Tafo/Pankrono Constituency of the New Patriotic Party(NPP) are threatening to place court injunction to hold back the upcoming polling station elections of the party .

Mr. Degraft Osei, a polling station executive in an interview with Silver News hinted that the election committee might face legal action if they fail to ensure free and fair electoral process for the potential candidates.

The aggrieved party members alleged that the Member of Parliament and the Municipal Chief Executive for the area, are preventing some executives from getting access to the forms.

Mr. Degraft Osei also alleged that while some people are finding it difficult to get their forms,the MP and the MCE are also keeping the forms for their favourite candidates.

He said they are sick and tired of this kind of elimination by rough tactics to prevent people from exercising their franchise in the party.

Many polling station executives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have expressed their displeasure over their inability to obtain nomination forms to begin the party’s internal elections ahead of the crucial 2024 general election.

Since last Saturday’s opening of nominations by the NPP , there have been pockets of chaos in some constituencies, with reports from some disgruntled aspirants accusing election committee members of not making the forms available for purchase.

This is against the background that some leading party executives are said to have paid for the forms to enable all aspirants interested in contesting to do so.

At a news conference to extend the deadline, the National Chairman of the NPP, Mr Freddie Blay, directed all polling station and electoral area executives to comply with the new directive, but the story is different from Old Tafo Pankrono constituency.

He urged them not to deny any eligible candidate the nomination forms, adding that the party had made available adequate forms for all the 38,632 polling stations across the country to facilitate the smooth conduct of the exercise.

Mr Blay said the party leadership had been monitoring the exercise keenly and would not allow anyone to mar the exercise.

He also urged all party stalwarts who wanted to purchase the forms for aspirants to channel the money for the forms through the party’s headquarters.

By Dominic K. Boateng | SilverNews

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