MP Aspirants Praise Vetting Process

Enoch Nyarko (in fugu) in a jubilant mood after picking number one position on the ballot


The New Patriotic Party (NPP) aspiring Members of Parliament, for orphan constituencies in the Bono Region, who were vetted to contest in primaries, have expressed confidence in the committee’s work for being fair to all who appeared before them.

The Regional Vetting Committee, comprising of three members from the national level, three from regional level and five from constituencies, is to all 25 aspirants from six orphan constituencies, including Jaman North and South, Dormaa West, Banda, Wenchi and Tain.

The committee started work on Wednesday and ended yesterday.  They vetted aspirants from three constituencies for each day, chaired by deputy national general secretary, Haruna Mohammed.

The six aspirants from Jaman North, including Eric Yeboah, Yaya Trawule, Enoch Nyarko, Siaka Stevens, Linda Nyarko Yeboah and Solomon Owusu, went through the process successfully and described the line of questioning as fair.

Aspirants from Jaman South also included Yaw Maama Afful, a former Member of Parliament who was defeated by NDC after 12 years in parliament; Colonel (Retired) Alexander Ferkoh; Kwadwo Damoah, a former Ghana Revenue Authority boss; Andrews Bediako, current MCE for Jaman South; Lawyer Daniel Korang and two others from Dormaa West, Ali Maigah and Ransford Osei Amponsah.

Speaking to DAILY GUIDE after facing the panel, Enoch Nyarko praised the committee’s fairness. “What remains now is unity and hard work at the constituency, to be able to take the seat from the opposition NDC. Backbiting and disunity will prevent us from winning the seat back, so we need unity and hard work,” he stated.

He tasked the delegates to see his good work in the constituency and vote for him. “We don’t need backbiting among us, so that after electing one person, all of us can unite and support him,” he stressed.

Another aspirant, Alexander Ferkoh from Jaman South, called for fairness so that afterwards, there can be togetherness. He said, “The Jaman South seat is an NPP seat, but due to disunity among us, it was snatched from us. This process will show our readiness to take the seat back”. He strongly believes the seat will come back to the party.

He pleaded with all the aspirants not to engage in personal attacks that will put the party in a bad light. He also asked polling station executives to be fair to all candidates during voting. They subsequently balloted for their positions on the ballot.

FROM Daniel Y Dayee, Sunyani