The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has issued a statement advising all parliamentary aspirants to desist from using leading members of the party to solicit support for their campaigns.
Secretary General of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, who signed the release, indicated leadership has become aware of some contestants in the upcoming NDC parliamentary primaries telling delegates they have support of various leaders of the party.
These include the founder, the flagbearer, the National Chairman, the General Secretary and other prominent and leading figures in the party.
He warned no other consideration would be considered during the vetting process except by guidelines derived from the NDC and the 1992 Constitutions.
Below is the full text of the release
ATTENTION ALL NDC PARLIAMENTARY ASPIRANTS
It has come to the notice of the Leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) that some of the persons contesting to be elected in the upcoming parliamentary primaries as our parliamentary candidates for the 2020 general elections, have been telling delegates of the support or assurance of support of the Founder, the Flagbearer, the National Chairman, the General Secretary, and other prominent and leading figures in the party.
Some of these aspirants go as far as confirming such alleged support with pictures they have taken with some of the said prominent and leading members of our party.
By this notice, the leadership of the party is advising all parliamentary aspirants to cease and desist from this practice.
We wish to re-emphasise that the vetting process that follows the filing of names of respective candidates will take into consideration only the requirements of the guidelines as derived from the NDC Constitution and the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana, and that no other matter will be taken into account in deciding who qualifies as our candidate.
Furthermore, this is also to inform party delegates to ignore such campaigns and elect persons in whom they have confidence can win enough votes to secure the seat for the Not In the 2020 general elections.
Issued In Accra
On July 10th, 2019
Johnson Asiedu Nketiah.