The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has suspended a vetting process to select a suitable person to succeed the sacked District Chief Executive (DCE) for Ahafo Ano South, Gabriel Barimma, popularly called ‘Tweaa.’
Nine NDC members in the area- Nuhu Alhassan Dicko, Bright Osei, Julius Baani, James Adjei, Francis Oppong, Nelson Ibrahim Ayamba, Gariba Zebrilla, Nana Antwi and Thomas Kwakwa- were expected to take part in the vetting process.
The vetting was supposed to take place at the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) in Kumasi on Tuesday at 10 am, but the event was cancelled.
Three out of the nine people would have been short-listed for a final decision to be taken in Accra by the Presidency, a close source told Daily Guide.
He said the suspension of the vetting process at the eleventh-hour had caused anxiety among the nine contenders.
When contacted, Raymond Tandoh, the Ashanti Regional Secretary of the NDC, confirmed that indeed the ruling political party had suspended the vetting process for the Ahafo Ano South post.
Mr. Tandoh said “internal party reasons informed our decision.”
The NDC scribe however debunked reports that the vetting process was cancelled at the eleventh-hour, noting that the party took the decision on Friday and he duly sent communiqué to the interest parties.
Mr. Tandoh said the party would soon come out with a new date for the vetting and called for calm.
According to him, it was important for the NDC to suspend the vetting.
Mr. Tandoh said the Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister, Samuel Yaw Adusei, was ably acting as DCE for Ahafo Ano South.