The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), has cautioned that it will not countenance any form of violence and acrimony that will mar its Electoral Area Coordinators’ elections.
Electoral Area Coordinators will between March 18th and 20 get elected as part of the NPP internal party restructuring.
Polling Station elections were marred with violence in some parts of the country over disagreement on the album to be used. Some have even sought legal actions to halt the elections in some areas.
General Secretary of the party, John Boadu, says party members who feel aggrieved should use party structures to resolve their grievances.
“The party equally wishes to appeal to its rank and file who may be aggrieved in the course of the exercise to use the laid down time tested grievance procedures of the party to seek redress.”
“This is the only party we have, and we owe it to our forbears and our conscience to protect and defend the good name of the party at all times,” Mr. Boadu said.
His advice came after some 60 NPP members from the Kwadaso constituency picketed at their party’s headquarters in Accra to petition their national leaders over issues they had with the recent polling station executive elections.
The protesters alleged that the Chairperson for the constituency’s polling station elections, Gifty Ohene Konadu, breached the party’s constitution in the conduct of the polling station executive elections in the area.
The Elmina Magistrate Court also placed an injunction on the NPP polling station elections ongoing in the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abrem (KEEA) constituency of the Central Region on Thursday.
This followed a misunderstanding regarding the dates for the commencement of the various polls.
Three plaintiffs, who are aspiring polling station executives, took the issue to court to plead with the court to prompt the Election Committee to re-draw a timetable for the elections and announce publicly for the benefit of all interested parties.