Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, believes that signing a pact to keep flagbearer aspirants in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is against freedom of association.
He believes that it will be imperative for the political party to address issues raised by their aspirants satisfactorily rather than forcing them to sign pacts against their human rights.
Asiedu Nketia was speaking on Accra-based OKAY FM when he made this known.
“If their candidates have raised issues, it will be imperative that the political party ensure that they are addressed satisfactorily and if they understand that, then they go in and nothing will happen But if you leave the issues and sign a document that will force them to stay in the party after the election, the document cannot bar them from leaving the political party.
No one can implement laws that prevent people from complaining if they are being cheated on. I am shocked that astute lawyers in the NPP will sit and allow this to happen. This is not a solution, if there are issues raised by any of the candidates they should address them because that is what will ensure peace post-election,” he said.
The Four(4) contestants vying for the flagbearer position within the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have reached a significant agreement, pledging not to resign from the party should they fail to secure victory in the upcoming primary election scheduled for Saturday.
This decision was forged during a meeting between the National Council of Elders and the aspirants. Following this meeting, the party’s General Secretary, Justin Frimpong Kodua, addressed the media, outlining the key commitments made by the aspirants. These commitments include a solemn promise to accept the results of the primary and to prioritize the interests of the party as a whole.