National Organizer aspirants in the 2022 New Patriotic Party congress, Henry Nana Boakye, has refuted allegations that certain delegates are being coerced.
Two candidates, Stephen Asamoah Boateng for National Chairman and Titus Glover for National Organiser, had already claimed that some opponents were paying delegates to sway their votes.
However, Henry Nana Boakye refuted those assertions by claiming that the national delegates are intelligent and should not be undervalued.
” I do not know anything about vote buying but i must say we should not underestimate the delegates, they are independent thinkers and intelligent people” he said
Touting himself as the right man for the National Organiser position, the private legal practitioner said he was a huge investment for the party.
” While, I know that filling the big shoes of my big brother Sammy Awuku will not be easy, I am poise for this position and as i keep saying I am an investment for this party and I have prepared myself for this” he added.
Vote buying remains a threat to Ghana’s democracy as it poses serious challenges to free and fair elections, and the legitimacy of political office holders.
Each election year and in almost every local and institutional elections, the issue of vote buying re-surfaces as it has almost become part of every election in Ghana.
Many stakeholders within the political space, as well as leaders of civil society organisations, have been calling for the need for systematic monitoring of the issue of vote buying during campaign periods.
This will encourage naming and shaming political parties who engage in the practice, in order to reduce or cure the canker.
The NPP is electing its new national executives today at the Accra Sports Stadium, the national executives who will be elected today are expected to steer the affairs of the party going into the 2024 general elections.
NPP National Delegates Conference: All the facts you need to know
Here is a breakdown of all the facts you need at your fingertips as the New Patriotic Party holds its national delegates conference to elect national executive officers at the Accra Sports Stadium.
No. of aspirants – 47 aspirants
No. of delegates – 6,730
No. of polling centres -20
Stephen Ayesu Ntim
George Kwabena Abankwah-Yeboah
Stephen Asamoah Boateng
Gifty Asantewa Ayeh, aka Daavi Ama
Professor Christopher Ameyaw-Akumfi
General Secretary contestants
Justin Kodua Frimpong
Vice Chairperson contestants
Rita Talata Asobayire
Michael Omari Wadie
Danquah Smith Buttey
Dereck Kwaku Nkansah
Alhaji Masawudu Osman
National Organiser contestants
Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover
Henry Nana Boakye (Nana B)
Bright Essilfie Kumi
Eric Amoako Twum
Nana Owusu Fordjour
National Youth Organiser contestants
Abanga Fusani Yakubu
Salam Mohammed Mustapha
Prince Kamal Gumah
Michael Osei Boateng
National Nasara Co-ordinator contestants
Abdul Aziz Haruna Futa
Sulemana Alhassan Atakpo
Women’s Organiser contestants
Ellen Ama Daaku
National Treasurer contestants
Dr Charles Dwamena
Dr Yusif Tedam
Collins Nuntwiri Nuamah