The second highest decision body of the New Patriotic Party(NPP), the National Council has stopped the Member of Parliament (MP) Akropong constituency Hon. Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah Adjei from further attempts to frustrate internal elections in the area.
The MP who had already appeared on four different occasions before the Cecilia Dapaah led Alternative Dispute Resolution with little or no evidence to back her claims of electoral fraud and manipulation in a last-minute attempt tried to also request from the party to be given an opportunity to insert over one hundred and fifty names of her people.
This did not go down well with the party’s second-highest decision-making body describing her request as undemocratic and unworkable putting her recurring political gymnastics which has been raging on for weeks to an abrupt end.
The National Council subsequently affirmed the recommendations of the ADR led by Cecilia Dapaah that only the disputed 12 polling stations should be re-run as against the forty – three (43) polling stations as claimed by the MP to have recorded electoral malpractices.
With the latest decision by the council, the MP and her team have their work cut out for them as the stage is now set for the party to continue with the processes ahead of the regional and national executive elections.
There was wild jubilation in the constituency by the party people as they see the National Council decision as bold and timely. Some of the party people spoken to in the constituency feel their MP and her assignees were using a ‘back door’ approach to eliminate people she disagrees with from the album.
The MP who has become very unpopular amongst the party base and constituents is seeking to contest for her third term in 2024 after going unopposed in the party primaries in 2020. This singular act reportedly led to over ten thousand party people not turning up to vote for the party in the 2020 general elections.
It is rumoured that Hon. Dokua Asiamah Agyei is expected to face a huge challenge in a primaries that promises to have Sammi Awuku the outgoing NPP National Organiser and current Director General of the National Lottery Authority and Michael Papa Asare Bediako former Special Assistant to the Finance Minister, Hon. Ken Ofori Atta and also a philanthropist also contesting.