An aspiring General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Justin Frimpong Kodua, has expressed the hope that the delegates’ album the party will be using for its upcoming National Delegates’ Conference will be made available to all contestants “to remove any suspicion and doubts” in their minds.
This, he said, would go a long way to ensure a free and fair elections.
“Every election, we all know, is a process, but not an event, and every stage of the process is very key if you want to have a free, fair, and transparent elections. I raised certain issues with them, that as an aspirant, I need to know or have access to the album very early so that I can go through it, and be convinced that every piece of information in it is solid and fair,” he said after going through vetting.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) further indicated he was in agreement with the panelists who had vetted him, saying “they admitted there were some hitches or issues with some of the albums from certain constituencies”.
The NPP General Secretary hopeful said he was assured he would receive an updated album by June 29, 2022, to go through to convince himself that every bit of information in it is accurate.
He also raised issues about the number of external branches of the party. He emphasised the need for aspirants to be certain about the numbers, and know those who are to come and vote personally and those who will delegate others to vote on their behalf.
“Regarding our external branches, we also need to be certain about the numbers…We need to know those who are coming to vote and those who are also giving their proxy to others to vote for them. I was happy that Mr Mac Manu reiterated the point that you cannot have a proxy if you are not a delegate already,” he stated.
Touching on the issue of TESCON representation, he said the incumbent General Secretary, John Boadu, indicated earlier that there would be one representative from every institution to vote or anyone who had been delegated by the president to vote on his or her behalf.
“The incumbent also disclosed further that they will not allow anyone whose name has not been captured in the register to vote on another person’s behalf,” he added.
Mr Kodua Frimpong is confident he would win the General Secretary slot of the party, saying “the panelists were happy with the manner I responded to their questions”.