Fifty-eight persons aspiring for various executive positions in the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashanti Region, have successfully filed their nominations.
A total of 70 aspirants picked forms when nominations were opened between July 16 and 18 but 12 out of the number failed to submit their forms by 1700 hours on Tuesday, July 24, deadline for submission of forms.
Mr Raymond Tandoh, the Regional Secretary of the party who disclosed this to the Ghana New Agency said vetting of candidates would be held between August 1 and 5.
He commended the aspirants for the maturity they had shown and urged them to embark on decorous and clean campaigns devoid of insults saying the exercise was a family contest.
He praised the media for keenly following the process and giving it the needed publicity.
Four people are vying for the chairmanship position which promises to be a close contest as all four are known party stalwarts in the Ashanti Region.
They are Joseph Yamin, a former Deputy Regional Minister, Kwadwo Adu Gyamfi, Augustus Andrews Nana Akwasi and T. K. Braimah.
A keen contest is also expected in the race for the secretary position between Evans Amankwa, a legal practitioner, Ofori Agyemang Boadi, a former Municipal Chief Executive for Obuasi and Kwame Zu, a vocal member of the Party in the Region.
The position of Regional Organizer, however, seems to have generated a lot of interest with as many as six candidates filing their nominations to grab it.
They include Isham Alhassan, Abass Mubarrack Abass, Godwin Bobobee, Asiedu Keteke, Justice Haroun-Alfa and Nana Asare Bediako.