The Director of Elections for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Evans Nimako, has described the just ended constituency elections across the country as successful, despite the chaos in some areas.
The party, between April 28 and May 2, organized elections at the constituency level to elect officers to lead the party for the next four years. Issues of missing names from the delegates’ albums in some few constituencies compelled some supporters to raise concerns in some areas.
According to the party, elections were duly conducted in 255 constituencies out of the 275.
“The NPP is very pleased with the conduct of the constituency delegates conference, which got our officers elected. The party is happy, and we acknowledge the role played by the Ghana Police Service, the Electoral Commission of Ghana and the media,” he stated in a media interview.
The NPP Director of Elections added that the exercise was victory for the NPP because all those who were eligible went through the process, adding that “the party has been able to elect its officers to execute the 2024 agenda”.
He further indicated that all outstanding issues with the remaining 20 constituencies would be addressed in due course.
“People who were dissatisfied sent in their concerns, and their issues were resolved. But, I must add that there are a few ones which are ongoing. It is hoped that once the committee has submitted its report, further action will be taken to enable those constituencies to hold their conferences to elect their constituency officers as well,” he said.
Mr Nimako disclosed that plans were far advanced by the party to conduct regional elections from May 27 to May 29, 2022.
“Once the album is ready, the processes are open, nominations will start next week. If anybody feels aggrieved, the legal committee is ready to set in,” he noted.
He, however, noted that although the exercise was characterised by misunderstanding, pockets of chaos and series of injunctions in some constituencies, efforts have been put in place to fine-tune solutions to them.
“All in all, it was successful, though in some cases party executives were alleged to be involved in cases of preferential treatment, circumventing party procedures, among other electoral under-dealings, with members threatening to boycott the elections if due processes were continuously undermined,” Mr Nimako added.