An attempt to get overwhelming support from the National Democratic Congress [NDC] Branch executives in the Ellembelle constituency in the Western region to declare the incumbent Member of Parliament, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, unopposed has proven futile.
Dr. Clement Clinton Blay, a parliamentary aspirant hopeful, has thus urged the branch executives to refrain from endorsing the incumbent Legislature ahead of the parliamentary primaries.
He has also urged them to condemn and expose those faceless, selfish, and tyrannical individuals pursuing such a political evil agenda.
Clement Clinton Blay told the media that his statement is in line with endorsement forms circulating online, in which nine NDC executives from all the branch levels in the constituency are forced to declare their support for the incumbent Member of Parliament.
In his reaction, the act of endorsing a candidate is contrary to the party’s code of conduct because they should not have a preference in the poll.
Dr. Clement Clinton Blay told the media that the move by a few constituency executives is a calculated strategy to bend over backwards to declare Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah ahead of the primaries.
However, he seriously warned that no executive has the power to give an order for the incumbent Member of Parliament in Ellembelle to go unopposed or whatever in the upcoming primaries.
According to him, while all qualified party faithful had the constitutional right to contest, consensus building and compromises to rally around a winnable candidate better served the larger interests of the party.
Furthermore, because the process governing the selection of Parliamentary candidates is supported by the party’s constitution, an individual cannot decide for the entire party in the Ellembelle district.
Dr. C. Blay alleged that some of the constituency executives in Ellembelle NDC party are threatening the branch executives in a quest to put fear in them ahead of the parliamentary primaries.
According to the parliamentary aspirant hopeful, he has received information from his agents and informants within the constituency executives that any branch executive member who refuses to sign the endorsement forms will be sidelined if Emmanuel Armah Buah wins the primaries.
He told journalists that the branch executives have also been threatened with having their names evicted from the party album, denying them job opportunities and other equally juicy benefits due them.
He has, however, encouraged the delegates and all the branch executives in the Ellembelle constituency not to succumb to any obnoxious intimidation, threats, or other attacks but to remain vigilant and resolute to elect competency during the primaries.