The National Democratic Congress (NDC) will hold its constituency elections on June 23, 2018 to elect officers to steer the affairs of the party for the next four years.
The position of Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Treasurer, Constituency Organizer, Deputy Constituency Organizer, Communication Officer, Deputy Communication Officer, Zongo Caucus Coordinator will be contested for at the constituency conference. Ghananewsonline.com.gh has established that 8 other members would also be elected during the constituency elections.
The National Chief Scribe of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, told journalists at a news conference in Accra that an aspirant must be a registered voter in the constituency where he or she is seeking to contest for the position or show proof of transfer of votes to the constituency.
He also stated that an aspirant must be a party member of good standing who has paid his or her dues from January 2017 to April 2018 and meet all the provisions under article 40 of the NDC constitution.
Commenting on other guidelines for the conduct of the elections, he said, a member of the branch executive committee who intends to contest for constituency executive position shall submit his or her resignation upon filling.
The General Secretary of the party added that any person who contested, proposed, endorsed, seconded or openly supported any other candidate other than the NDC candidate in the 2016 general elections is not qualified to contest as constituency executive.
Party members desirous of contesting any position according to him shall purchase nomination forms for Ghc20.00 from a designated officer in the constituency, fill forms in triplicate and submit with proof of payment of filing fees approved by National Executive Committee for respective positions to the designated officer in the constituency.
Election, he said, shall be conducted by the electoral commission under the supervision of the party. Voting, he adds, shall be by secret ballot noting that there shall be no proxy voting.
Source: Adovor Nutifafa