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NDC suspends Ashaiman constituency primaries

Source The Ghana Report/ Francis Kobena Tandoh

The National Chairman of opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has suspended the party’s primaries and all politically related activities within the Ashaiman Constituency in the Greater Accra Region following the passing of one of the contenders, party sources say.

Constituency Chairman for Ashaiman, Tony Afenyo, who confirmed the news to The Ghana Report on Wednesday said the National Chairman of the party, Mr. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo took the decision in consultation with other stakeholders following the demise of Emmanuel Max-Voy.

He said, “The National Chairman has put the Ashaiman Constituency primaries on hold. This follows the death of Hon. Emmanuel Max-Voy on Sunday leaving the incumbent, Ernest Norgbey as the only candidate.

For now, all political activities, according to our National Chairman are on hold since there is no candidate apart from the incumbent. The incumbent is a Member of Parliament (MP), so he will continue to perform his duties as such but any other politically related activities in connection with the primaries are on hold until such a time the party will direct otherwise.”

Mr. Afenyo disclosed the party’s hierarchy from the constituency to the national level have all visited the family of the deceased to commiserate with them on the loss.

He assured the party will work closely with the family to give their departed member a befitting burial.

The NDC Chairman for the Ashaiman Constituency appealed to party members to stay united and desist from making unguarded statements in connection with the death of their member.

“I will appeal to all party members to stay united, stay away from making statements that has the tendency of disuniting the people. This is not the time to be reading spiritual meaning into the death, let us remain united,” Mr. Afenyo emphasized.

Mr. Max-Voy, a renowned educationist and Managing Director for Happy Home Academy in Ashaiman died at the Ridge Hospital late Sunday, August 4, 2019 where he was on admission.

  • The largest opposition party will hold primaries across the country on August 24 to elect parliamentary candidates to contest the 2020 general elections.

 

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