NDC sets up Committee to look into grievances of parliamentary aspirants

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has set up a committee to look into grievances of parliamentary aspirants ahead of its primaries next month across the country, party General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia has said.

Mr. Nketia, popularly known as ‘General Mosquito’ told The Ghana Report on Tuesday in an interview the committee is among other functions tasked to listen to and resolve all the grievances of parliamentary aspirants before the election.

He said, “A committee has been set up by the party to listen to all grievances of party members and resolve them, especially that of the Asawase Constituency before we go into the elections.”

The NDC, has very robust structures in dealing with all grievances, its General Secretary says. Asiedu Nketia is therefore urging all party sympathizers that all concerns raised by aggrieved persons will be resolved before the party’s primaries later in August.

The largest opposition party will hold primaries across the country on August 24, 2019 but even before the primaries can be held, pockets of political bickering and rancour in some constituencies across the country appear to be causing mayhem for the party seeking to recapture power from the governing New Patriotic Party.

In his attempt to unseat Muntaka Mubarak, the Minority Chief Whip in Parliament, agents of Mubarick Masawudu for instance were refused nomination forms on Wednesday, 10th July 2019 by the Constituency Executive Committee.

The Constituency Executives claimed the aspirant had been suspended, a claim the said aspirant vehemently resists.

“I want to state that I have never received any suspension letter(s) from the Constituency Executive Committee. I learned of the content of the said suspension letter on social media after my agents made attempts to pick nomination forms from the constituency office.

It is also not true that I have declined to honour an invitation by the constituency disciplinary committee; no request has been sent to me in the past from this office”, he stated.

The back and forth has brought about seeming tension between supporters of the incumbent, Muntaka, and those of Masawudu.

There are also pockets of disagreements by NDC members in some constituencies in the Northern, Volta and Greater Accra Regions.

But this, the General Secretary emphasized, will be taken care of by the committee and “everything about the primaries is under control and we are gearing up for the August 24th primaries.”

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