All the three aspirants who picked nomination forms to contest the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary primary in the Krachi West Constituency have been disqualified.
The recommendation to get them disqualified was contained in a brief report jointly issued and signed by the Party’s constituency chairman, Douglas Amanfo, secretary Peter Krah and the chairman of the election committee, J.B Donkor.
The three aspirants – Tony Fofie, Jalulah Khajal and Francis Odenke Ntem are said to have failed to submit their forms at close of nominations.
The filing fee was pegged at GHS¢20,000 with women, youth and the physically disabled to pay half of that.
As at Saturday, August 3 when nominations closed, none of them had submitted their forms.
“I wish to say without any reservation that none of the three aspirants has written stating the reason(s) why they were not able to file their nomination forms,” the report indicated.
As per the situation, the report asked that none of the three should be allowed to contest again but a new window rather be opened for others to pick and file forms.
The report recommended that there should be an extension of date to allow for determination of challenges facing the constituency. The constituency executives want the new date to be in August.
The NPP has set Saturday, September 28 as date on which to hold elections in ‘orphan constituencies’. ‘Orphan constituencies’ are ones where the sitting Member of Parliament is not an NPP member.