One of the defeated candidates in the just-ended elections held by the New Patriotic Party in the Ashanti Region, Oheneba Kofi Adum Bawuah has petitioned the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) to investigate what he describes as violations and irregularities that characterized the process.
The Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Saturday (May 28), hosted delegates from 45 constituencies to elect new officers to manage affairs at the party’s stronghold for the next four years.
But Mr. Bawuah, who contested for the regional chairmanship slot says he is unsettled after he discovered that some candidates were “given preferential treatment than others”.
“Some candidates were allowed to drive bullion vans filled with money into the stadium to distribute to delegates to influence and corrupt their minds and for that matter the massive vote buying from the delegates on election grounds”, Bawuah shockingly alleged in his petition sighted by dailymailgh.com.
He further alleged that there was also an attempt to present fake and unqualified voters and late access to the delegates’ album.
“I seek your humble office to form a committee of inquiry, under Article 3(D)(I) to inquire into this, for the discipline and indictment if necessary of the perpetrators, so that future elections of Officials of our Great Elephant Party will suffer this same unfortunate fate that I suffered”, he said.
Mr. Bawuah also wants the party to “take some action on this request within seven days after which I will take it that internal avenues have been exhausted and then will advice myself”.