The National Democratic Congress (NDC) will from Tuesday September 22, commence the vetting of all aspirants for the party’s parliamentary primaries on November 7.
Nearly 700 aspirants will go through the vetting process.
NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, say contrary to the previous practice, the aspirants will now be vetted by a team led by the national officers at the regional level.
He said the trend in the past was that “we allowed the constituencies to do the first vetting, generate a shortlist which will then be taken to national.”The NDC’s scribe said they have reviewed the trend saying “this year, we will do a one stop shop vetting, that is we will deploy teams into the various regions and invite the respective constituency executives and the regional executives. And then the national team that goes will join them and they will do the vetting.”
Aspirants in the Eastern, Upper East, Central and Upper West Regions will be vetted today whiles aspirants in Ashanti, Northern, Western and Brong Ahafo Regions will have their turn on Wednesday. The Volta and Greater Accra Regions are scheduled to have theirs on the 29th and 30th of September.
The NDC goes to the polls on November 7, 2015.