‘My Disqualification Lacks Merit’

Greater Accra NDC Regional Chairman, Ade Coker

Greater Accra NDC Regional Chairman, Ade Coker



Space Okoe Clottey
The raging confusion over the disqualification of prospective candidates of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Greater Accra Region is far from over.

Some of the aspirants, who believe their disqualification was without basis, are doing everything possible to halt the entire process for decency to prevail.

Aspiring constituency chairman of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Odododiodioo, Space Okoe Clottey insisted that his supposed disqualification by the party lacks merit and constitute a deliberate attempt by some faceless people to subvert the will of the delegates in the constituency.

The aspirant, who secured an interlocutory injunction from an Accra High Court to restrain the National and Regional Executives from holding the elections last weekend, maintained that he would pursue the matter to its logical conclusion.

According to him, he is a paid up member of the party in good standing and well noted for supporting constituents.

He however expressed shock at the decision of the four-member vetting committee chaired by the acting Greater Accra Regional Organizer of the party to disqualify him.

A letter sighted by DAILY GUIDE dated September 1, 2014 and signed by Kobina Ade-Coker, the Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the NDC, failed to ascribe reasons why the candidate was disqualified.

Mr. Clottey, when contacted by DAILY GUIDE, accused some power blocs within the NDC party of trying to influence the process.

‘My brother I am going all out to fight for my people who trust I can deliver them from Pharaoh’s Egypt,’ he remarked.

Asked if the Member of Parliament (MP) and Deputy Local Government Minister, Nii Lantey-Vanderpuye was among persons hampering his efforts, he alleged that he was the main brain behind his disqualification.

The aspirant indicated that he would do everything possible to have his disqualification duly annulled by the courts and clear his name to win the position.

He noted that if an earlier petition to the regional chairman of the party and copied to the National Executives had duly been properly addressed, the matter would not have been dragged to the court.

‘I have done nothing against the party by going to court. The right things must be done, as the biggest party in the country must adhere to rule of law,’ he remarked.

From Stephen Zoure, Tamale

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