The First Vice Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Weija-Gbawe constituency, Patrick Kumor, has called on Ghanaians to disregard reports that there is tension within the executives of the party in the constituency.
According to him, reports making rounds which indicate that some executive members have deleted names of other executives who are also delegates from the party’s album is not true and should be disregarded.
Speaking to wisetvonline.com, Mr. Kumor said, “no names have been deleted on purpose, per the rules and regulations of the party; we have expunged the names of some old members who are no longer in the constituency due to demarcation and those who are dead. We have also display the album for people to come and check their names.”
Mr. Kumor explained, “Some people campaigned against the party during the 2016 general elections and cannot be part of the party this year, also the same register will be used to conduct the constituency, regional and national elections hence the need to cleanse it”.
He has therefore called on members to go through the lay down procedures and process in the party to address their grievances rather than going to court or the press.
Reports making rounds suggest that some aggrieved members of the party have accused the Greater Accra Regional Representative Mr. Rashid Kata, Member of Parliament for the Constituency Hon. Tina Mensah and Patrick Kumor, the First Vice Chairman of the Party at the Constituency. He added that the election will be held on Saturday the 23rd -24th of February, 2018.
The Today Newspaper reported that, tension was brewing in the NPP Weija-Gbawe Constituency. The problem, the paper reported, erupted when some aggrieved delegates and executives in Weija-Gbawe constituency locked up in arms with their Member of Parliament (MP), Hon. Tina Mensah, together with the Weija-Gbawe Constituency Vice Chairman of the party, Mr. Patrick Kumor, and the Greater Accra Regional representative, Mr. Rashid Kata, and one Nii Darko.
The delegates accused these top personalities of the party of playing leading roles in ensuring that some names of constituency executives who are delegates were removed from the album.
The motive, it is alleged is to disfranchise them in the upcoming constituency executives election. According to them, they will file a writ at an Accra High Court on today Tuesday, February 20, 2018 for an injunction to be placed on scheduled primary in the area.
Speaking in an interview, an executive member of Mallam-Masalashi Polling Station in the Weija-Gbawe Constituency, Mr. Alhassan Salifu, revealed that Mr. Rashid Kata has been in the constituency in the past two weeks, compiling names of executives in Weija-Gbawe constituency.