The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will today begin the screening of all the parliamentary candidate hopefuls from the southern sector of the Volta region ahead of the May 13 parliamentary primary in the Ketu North NDC party office.
The vetting of the aspirants will commence at 9:00 a.m. at the venue chosen by the party.
It is expected that all the parliamentary aspirants would scale through the vetting process, leaving them to slug it out in the primary.
The aspirants in the race from Akatsi South on the ticket of the NDC are: Mr. Samuel B.K. Nugblega, Hon. Bernard Ahiafor, and Mr. William Kpormatsi.
According to the National Communication Director of NDC’s young Democrats, Mr. Japhet Festus Gbede, the Party will adhere strictly to due process in the processes before and during the Parliamentary Convention, adding that it is in the best interest of the respective aspirants to familiarize themselves with the rules governing the conduct of the exercise.
Other conditions that must be noted by the aspirants include:
They must be card-carrying members of the party.
They must have proven integrity.
They must have reasonable and proven experience;
Strict emphasis will be placed on the position of the party guiding the
acceptable behavior of aspirants or candidates for elective positions; and
The true identities of the aspirants will be ascertained by the vetting committee, including their ancestry.
In the Akatsi South, Mr. Japhet Festus Gbede indicated that the vetting process for the election of the Parliamentary candidates of his party marks the beginning of their collective efforts to once again bestow credible and effective leadership for the constituency.
Adding that the members of the vetting committee should be conscious of the expectations of members of their party, especially the aspirants for a free, fair, credible, and transparent process,