Mkt Dennis Twumasi Yeboah

The Bono Regional Secretary for the opposition National Democratic Congress has urged aspirants who have picked nomination forms for the parliamentary primaries to remain decorous in their campaign activities.

Speaking to Kwasi Kumi Boadu on Mpu ne Mpu on Urban Qliq Tv, Mr Dennis Twumasi Yeboah noted the upcoming primaries is an internal contest which will help the party strengthen its grassroots structure hence any hate speech and bickering will deviate it’s intended purpose.

“This process is only to help us identify the most suitable person who can appeal to the massses to win us more seats in the region. We only have a single seat among the 12 seats in this region hence unity and cohesion is required more than ever. If you hurt anyone with your words or actions, it will be very difficult to win their support during the general election”  the scribe noted.

Constituencies on hold.

Among the 37 constituencies which the National Executive Council put on hold across the country, there were three in Bono Region, thus Wenchi, Berekum West and Jaman North. Mr Yeboah however hinted the necessary steps have been taken to address the issues that inhibited them from progressing.

“The temporary hold on was meant for each regional and constituency executives to make proper assessment and address all challenges which had the potency of either marring the beauty of the democratic process or nipping the paty’s potentials in the bud. We have resolved all such challenges in the three constituencies and we’re making a head way” Mr Yeboah hinted.

Succession plan

Mr Twumasi hinted the decision by some top NDC MPs such as MP for Keta, Richard Quashiegah; MP for Anlo, Clement Kofi Humado; MP for Ketu South, Fiifi Fiavi Kwetey, MP for Hohoe, Dr Bernice Adiku Heloo as well as Alban Somani Kingsford Bagbin of Nadowli West is not enough a blow to break the NDC down.

“Irrespective of the fact that, there are not structured systems to mentor and choose a successor for each parliamentary candidate, our ideological school and other party activities equip each committed member of the party who aspires to be a candidate adequately to perform when elected. Our current electoral college to gives a room for the selection of the most suitable candidate for the job“ he suggested 

Filing fee

“The filing fee was GHS 25,000 for males and GHS 12,500 for females. This was to encourage more women to participate in the process since most often, money becomes the barrier for most of them. More so, we are in talks with families and opponents of places where women are contesting to remain civil in the choice of words they choose for them. This will spur them on to contest. So far three women have filed in the Bono Region, three for Bono East and none in the Ahafo Region” he revealed.

The vetting process kickstarts on Wednesday.

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