NDC hints police of plot to infiltrate their ranks during primaries
The Eastern Regional secretariat of the Opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) says it has alerted the Police over attempts by some individuals masterminding to infiltrate its members to cause mayhem on Saturday, August 24, 2019, Parliamentary Primaries.
Addressing the media in Koforidua Wednesday, the Eastern Regional Organizer of the Party, Hackman Kabore said though the entire election security has been entrusted to the Police, the party has picked signals of attempts by some individuals to mar the process but hastened to add that the party has briefed the Police on those hot spots.
He said as directed by the National Executives of the Party during the Presidential Primaries, the party is solely relying on the Police for provision of security in the primaries, therefore, will not entertain any parallel security operation.
“We have alerted the constituency executives to be on alert. If there notice any suspicious characters they should hand over the person to the Police. We should allow the Police to do their Professional job. We trust them so we believe strongly they will do a good job….so let me put on record that anybody who has been hired to do such bad thing should rethink because we are basically on alert “.
He added “Certain signals were coming from the NPP themselves. People who don’t want to associate themselves to any bad act then others are coming from our party intelligent unit. Let me emphasize that we have serious intelligence unit ”
A total of Thirty-One (31) candidates are contesting in all 11 constituencies out of which 7 are females.
The Deputy Regional Communication Director of the Party, Micheal Akorli said the party is working closely with the Electoral Commission to ensure that electoral materials reach the destinations on time for the smooth voting process.
In an interview with the Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command,DSP Ebenezer Tetteh said the Police has officially been informed and has met with the Party executives which some flashpoints have been indicated hence strategies have been put in place to provide adequate security in each of the voting centers.
Below is list of Candidates
NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS
EASTERN REGIONAL SECRETARIAT
1. Daniel Martey 2. Thomas Ampem Nyarko (Incumbent MP) 3. Nelson Hodogbey
LOWER MANYA KROBO 1. Ebenezer Okletey Terlabi (Incumbent MP) 2. Benedicta Lasi Koryo 3. David Tettey Kwame 4. Joseph Teye Nuertey
UPPER MANYA KROBO
1. Francis Sackitey Madjitey 2. Bismark Tetteh Nyakor 3. Evans Tettey Korli 4. Jeff Kavianu Tetteh 5. Michael Nene Oyortey Okpeyo 6. Jonathan Narh Nomo
NSAWAM-ADOAGYIRI 1. Philbert Selorm Fummey 2. Ernest Essah
SUHUM 1. Amanda Okyere 2. Mary Ago 3. Lucy Anim Konyo
1. Nana Yaw Teddy Adi 2. Teinor Francis
UPPER WEST AKIM
1. Derek Darko Ohene Assifo Bekoe 2. Gordon Mantey Sallas-Mensah 3. Nana Ama Yeboah
1. Charles Darko Yeboah (unopposed)
ABIREM 1. Paul Aboagye Dadzie 2. Mavis Ama Frimpong
AFRAM PLAINS NORTH 1. Betty Krosbi Mensah (Incumbent MP) 2. Kpeli Walase
AFRAM PLAINS SOUTH Eric Osei Owusu (incumbent MP) Joseph Appiah (Former MP) Bismark Amponsah Mark Oliver Kevor (Lecturer/Ex-Reg.Sec)
SIGNED; Cudjoe Adukpo Ag. Regional Secretary, NDC