The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Awutu Senya East constituency is embroiled in a disagreement with the regional executives over the venue for their election today. While the constituency executives have opted for the Odukpongkpehe School Park, regional executives are pushing for the Ofaakor DA Basic School. This disagreement has resulted in delays in the start of the event, with delegates and party supporters split between the two venues.
Constituency executives are citing Article 16 (12) of the party’s constitution, which gives them the power to decide on the venue for the event. They believe the Odukpongkpehe School Park is the best location for a peaceful and safe election. However, regional executives are concerned about the timing and safety issues, especially since an event held at the Ofaakor DA Basic School previously resulted in violence and attacks.
In addition to the venue dispute, there have been reports of security breaches. Tauriq Amadu, the constituency secretary for the NDC in the Awutu Senya East Constituency, had his vehicle broken into earlier today, and personal effects, including accreditation for security, the media, and observers, were stolen. The situation remains tense, with party officials and delegates trying to resolve the issues and ensure a peaceful and fair election.
The NDC’s internal election process has been marred by controversies and disputes in recent months, leading to delays and uncertainty. This latest disagreement highlights the challenges and tensions within the party, and the need for effective communication and collaboration between different levels of leadership to ensure a smooth and successful election.