June 8, 2011

Member of Parliament for Okaikoi South and Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akomea has urged concerned parties awaiting the outcome of the petition by Vicky Bright, one of the aspirants in the Okaikoi South Constituency primaries to be calm and wait for the final decision from the party.

The Okaikoi South Constituency primary was keenly contested by Vicky Bright, a former Minister of State and the eventual victor Ahmed Arthur.

The defeated aspirant Vicky Bright who was generally expected to win the seat, lost by 12 votes and requested the Appeals Committee chaired by Ambassador Odoi Sykes, on what she said was wrongdoings in the elections after Armed Arthur was adjudged winner on April 30, 2011.

She earlier petitioned about the credibility of the electoral register used for the primaries but that was dismissed after investigations by the Appeals Committee revealed that the election was free and fair.

She later lodged another complaint that her opponent Ahmed Arthur did not attend the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) as he stated in the documents he submitted to the party before the elections is being deliberated upon by the party before a final decision on the Okaikoi South Constituency can be made.

Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Tuesday Nana Akomea stated that the Ambros Dery Committee which investigated the second petition by Vicky Bright has presented their report to the National Executive Council (NEC) of the party for direction.

He added that the party National Executives would study the report by the committee and deliver a final judgment on the issue.

Nana Akomea stated that the accusations and counter accusations from the aspirants and their followers are unnecessary as it may affect the unity of the party.

He emphasized the need for the constituents to work to retain the Okaikoi South seat and consolidate the NPP gains in the impending 2012 general elections.

Story by : Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh