Bloodbath At NDC Elections


Far-han Mu-az, NDC Branch Organizer for Baptist JHS, Hausaline Electoral Area

THE ONGOING branch elections of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is creating bloodbath across the regions.

Anarchy and confusion have taken the centre stage across constituencies within which branch elections have commenced.

In Upper West, the Regional Chairman of NDC, Abdul Nashir Bunas, is said to have gone against the party’s guidelines and hoarded nomination forms in constituencies where he wants his favourite aspirants to win. Chairman Abdul Nashir Bunas, who will be seeking re-election as a regional chairman, has allegedly caused confusion in three constituencies in Upper West.

He is said to be backing factions in Sisala East, Lambussie-Karni and Daffiama-Bussie-Issa constituencies.

Such actions of the Regional Chairman, has created tension and misunderstanding in Sisala East, leading to fighting among factions which want to contest the upcoming constituency elections slated for September this year.

DAILY GUIDE chanced upon some nomination forms that were allegedly hijacked and signed by the Regional Chairman.

In a related development, there was bloodbath within the NDC in Bono East leading to the inflicting of matchete wounds and injuries on members of disgruntled members of the party.

The head of Far-han Mu-az, NDC Branch Organiser for Baptist JHS, Hausaline Electoral Area in Techiman South, was attacked with cutlass by hoodlums believed to be aligned to the Bono East Regional Chairman. According to sources, there was a verbal communication from NDC national headquarters in Accra to put branch elections on hold in Techiman South, but the Regional Chairman, Unas Owusu, allegedly did the contrary by announcing that the election would come off. That culminated in a controversy that led to injuries and misunderstanding.


Branch Elections

The party’s branch elections are billed to take place between now and early September 2022.

Per the guidelines approved by the party’s National Executive Committee, the NDC will hold ward elections followed by constituency elections in September 2022.

Barring any change in schedule, the NDC will hold its Regional Conference in October, 2022, and the entire activities for the re-organisation of the party will be climaxed with a National Congress in November, this year.