Cracks in NDC Klottey Korle deepen; supporters boycott veep meeting


Members of the Klottey Korle NDC have boycotted a planned meeting with the Vice President Mr. Kwesi Amissah Arthur and the Greater Accra Regional executives of the party.

The boycott is in protest over the decision by the party to allow Dr Zanetor Rawlings to contest in last November’s NDC parliamentary primaries even though they claim she was unqualified.

The meeting, organized by the Klottey Korle NDC constituency executives in consultation with the Regional executives of the party was scheduled to bring together the various factions in the constituency for deliberations and to foster unity in the constituency ahead of the 2016 elections.

But before the meeting would commence, many of the party’s loyalists demanded that all of Dr Rawlings’ branded materials at the meeting premises be taken off.

They said until the court rules on the matter pending before it, they would not recognize Zanetor Rawlings as their Parliamentary candidate.

The incumbent MP Nii Armarh Ashitey is in court challenging the victory of party’s parliamentary primary held late last year.

He argued Dr Zanetor Rawlings is not a registered voter, a requirement for a candidate in the parliamentary primary. The case has been in court for the past few weeks now but the drama out of court is no similar to the one in court.

The party’s faithful who trooped to venue of the meeting went berserk when the party executives refused to pull down branded banners of Zanetor Rawlings.

They therefore boycotted the meeting amidst shouts and chants, forcing the Vice President, who was a special guest at the meeting to abandon his planned address to the group.

Several attempts by the vice president to ensure calm and for the meeting to be go on as scheduled failed.

He had no option but to call for a reorganization of the meeting stating there is the need for the party to retain the seat.

Meanwhile, the Greater Accra Regional NDC Chairman, Mr. Ade Coker who seemed very disturbed about the unfolding drama at the meeting said, “ We have to go back to the drawing board and unite this party because everything is not well with our party in this constituency”.

He urged the party loyalists to remain calm until the court case is determined.

Zanetor Agyeman Rawlings who sat quietly in the meeting all along would not comment on the matter.




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