From: Ransford Amon-Pabi, Radio XYZ
The Director of Elections of the New Patriotic Party, NPP, Martin Adjei Mensah Korsah, has described the current agitations within the party as an exaggeration and exploitation of a usual disagreement that ensues in institutions and organizations.
He said, the media has given the impression of an implosion in the party and that it was as if the party was about to collapse.
He said, the Party should rather be congratulated for being able to organize internal elections from the polling stations, electoral areas, constituency, regional, national, presidential and now the parliamentary elections, and instead of being bastardised, they should be patted on the back.
He continued that the party risked losing focus, if too much attention wass paid to this disagreement and suspects a deliberate attempt to paint the party negative.
On the issue of people chosen to vet the parliamentary aspirants, he said, the General Secretary, Kwabena Agyepong, had agreed to reserve the national officers for
the Appeals Committee, this was due to the fact that he didn’t want the same people on the vetting committee to be on the appeals committee because could create some difficulty. He suspects the cause of this media brouhaha and infighting within the party itself could have been lack of communication between the steering committee
and the General Secretary.
He posited that there could have been the possibility that the General Secretary could not be reached to relay the decision of the meeting and that was why the National Organiser, John Boadu, was made to go public with the outcome of the meeting.
On the ‘Dumsor’ issue, the Director of Elections was not happy at the length of time it has taken government to tackle the situation. He thinks three years is too much and the crisis must be handled with all the seriousness it deserves because industries are collapsing, people are losing their jobs and ultimately, the economy is suffering.
He added that even though he doesn’t envy the government and doesn’t totally blame the government, it was difficult to take anymore promises and excuses.