July 4, 2011

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Okaikoi South, Nana Akomea has expressed his opposition to the decision by the party’s national executive to re-run the parliamentary primary in the constituency.

A committee set up by the party to investigate alleged irregularities recommended the re-run, but Nana Akomea believes the contest was won fairly by Ahmed Arthur, saying cancelling the result would be unfair.

“I do not think it is a fair decision because if it is about the credibility of the election, then of course the result would be affected, but it is not about the credibility of the election, it is about a mistake Mr Ahmed Arthur made in his application form.

“If elections themselves there is no problem, why withdraw the result, I don’t understand it.”

speaking to Joy FM, Mr Akomea, who declared his support for Mr Arthur prior to the primaries, challenged the party to disqualify Mr Arthur if indeed he made a mistake with his documents.

He said the committee’s decision was unpopular among many of the party “heavy weights” including MPs and national executives who thought the decision was unfair.

Story by : Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh