One of the candidates who contested the New Patriotic Party’s chairmanship slot, Stephen Ntim, has voiced out some concerns relating to how the party’s electoral committee handled the grievances of aspirants.
Mr. Ntim who lost the Kumasi congress to Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey is convinced he was cheated. He described his painful experience on Asempa Fm’ Ekosii Sen programme on Thursday, citing how he was defeated due to the manner in which the electoral commission handled his petition.
Mr. Ntim revealed that he has sent a petition of about three pages long to the party chairman Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey to investigate the alleged electoral malpractices that rocked the Kumasi congress.
He noted that his petition was snubbed by Jake. According to him not only did he wait for one and half months for a reply, but in the reply which he claimed was made up of only four lines indicated that the election committee would rather consider resolving the issues concerning the electoral irregularities and not necessarily investigating the matter.
Mr. Ntim cited some incidents which he believed robbed him of his votes.
He said he was not given a copy of the electoral register. Secondly, there were proxy votes of about five hundred which exceeded the accepted proxy votes of one hundred and eight.
According to him there were eleven proxy votes against him alone. He also alleged that voters from TESCON were handpicked to vote against him.