NDC’s National Communication Officer, Sammy Gyamfi has condemned what described indecency in acts that characterized the New Patriotic Party (NPP) primaries last weekend
Sammy Gyamfi alleged that last Saturday’s parliamentary primary by the NPP was characterized by vote-buying, electoral violence and violation of COVID-19 safety protocols.
Addressing the press at the NDC Headquarters on Monday he said these actions have rendered the COVID-19 restriction laws counterproductive.
“The alarming level of vote-buying and opulence we saw in the NPP this time around is unprecedented. We have never seen this level of ostentation in our body politics before and that should give every democracy-loving Ghanaian, genuine cause of concern,” he sated.
He added that “even more bizarre were reports of how social distancing, wearing of face masks, and other critical COVID-19 preventive protocols we denied and thrown to the dogs as delegates congregated in their numbers, mingled and interacted, including wild jubilation in the full glare of the police who are supposed to enforce the law.”
The NPP on June 20, 2020, held its parliamentary primaries in about 168 constituencies where it has sitting Members of Parliament.
A total of 374 aspirants in the 168 constituencies; of which 325 are men and 51 are women contested.
The elections were held within the electoral areas to ensure social distancing and COVID-19 safety protocols, but reports from the grounds showed that there were large crowd gatherings at some of the polling centers.
Source: MyNewsGh.com / Michael Agyapong Agyapa/2020