The Upper West Akim Constituency office of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has been put under lock and key preventing prospective candidates who have expressed interest in contesting the party primary from picking nomination forms.
At 8 O’clock on Thursday morning, the office was locked even though the party is set today for aspirants to pick their nomination forms.
Information gathered on the grounds is that it is an attempt by the leadership of the party in the constituency to prevent other people from picking forms thereby giving the sitting Frederick Obeng Adom to contest unopposed.
This indeed, has been their plan for the past two months until the National Leadership of the party allegedly cancelled the decision to allow Frederick Obeng Adom to go unopposed.
However, people including delegates have begun to ask questions as to why the Regional and Constituency Chairmen of the party are bent on seeing their plot through.
The two Chairmen, Jeff Konadu Addo -Eastern Regional Chairman, and Nana Adai Obuobi, Upper West Akim Constituency Chairman, are believed to have met to discuss possible means by which they can help the current MP contest the primaries without going through any contest.
But, some polling station executives who got wind of this plan kicked against it and made it clear that they will not allow that to happen.
They noted that the New Patriotic Party is heading for doom, hence they called on the National leadership to allow all who persons seeking to run for office be allowed to contest without disqualification and whoever is elected will be given all the support towards winning the 2024 election.
They are of the view that the incumbent MP Frederick Obeng Adom has lost his relevance in the Constituency and for that matter, forcing him on the people would not help the party.
Eugene Kwabena Sackey took to their WhatsApp platform and dropped a voice message by the instruction of the Eastern Regional Chairman, asking the executives not to allow anybody to contest Mr. Obeng Adom.
This information, the DCE said, was received from the Regional Chairman, who also claimed he had the instruction from the National Leadership not to allow a contest.
The protesting executives averred that they are ready to vote against the party should the two chairmen go ahead with their ill intentions and coerce the party members in the constituency to agree on making Frederick Obeng Adom an unopposed candidate for 2024.
Meanwhile, the Eastern Regional NPP Secretary in an interview with Metro TV admitted that the party office in the constituency is locked because of the decision to allow the current MP contest unopposed.
By: Kofi Adjei | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana