Race to lead NPP; 5 disqualified

Race to lead NPP; 5 disqualified

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The vetting committee of New Patriotic Party (NPP) has disqualified five aspirants from contesting for various positions the party’s upcoming congress to select national executives.

The five: Fred Amakwah Sarfo, Hajia Fatima, and Philomena Serwah Akoto (who were all vying for Vice-Chairmanship positions), Kamal Abdulai (who was contesting for Nasara Coordinator) and a fifth person who has not been named, have until Monday, Fenruary 17, 2014, to appeal against the decision of the vetting committee.

The party on Thursday concluded the vetting of 44 aspirants including six incumbent executives (seeking re-election), for a total of eight positions.

It released the results of the vetting Friday, disqualifiying the five.

The party has suspended planned its balloting for positions on the ballot paper.

Director of Elections for the NPP Martin Adjei Mensah Korsah told Joy News the decision was taken after the party received a petition against the candidature of Paul Afoko, who is running for chairman.

More soon.

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