A parliamentary aspirant for the Odododiodioo constituency, Michael Nii Yarboi, has been barred from contesting in the parliamentary elections.
This comes after the Functional Executive Committee (FEC) of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) completed its investigation into the violence that erupted during the parliamentary aspirants’ vetting on October 13, 2023.
It will be recalled that a Citi FM/Citi TV journalist, Akosua Otchere, was attacked during the parliamentary aspirants’ vetting in Odododiodioo.
Aggrieved supporters, protesting perceived unfairness, reportedly destroyed party properties, including chairs and an air conditioner, and threw stones at the vetting committee.
The FEC, relying on a report submitted by the Special Committee tasked with probing the Odododiodioo violence, announced the disqualification of Michael Nii Yarboi.
Additionally, it was determined that the supporters of the remaining two aspirants, Alfred Nii Kotei Ashie and Emmanuel Nii Okai Laryea, would be jointly surcharged for the costs associated with the damage inflicted on the vetting centre.
In response to the incident, FEC has directed its election directorate to organise parliamentary primaries for the Odododiodioo Constituency swiftly.
The party is determined to ensure a transparent and fair selection process for its parliamentary candidates.