Manaf Ibrahim will today file his nomination forms at the Asawase Constituency office of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to contest the party’s parliamentary primaries for the constituency despite party’s imposition.
His decision defies directive by the regional party executive council to intended parliamentary candidates hopefuls to withdraw their decision as they plan not to organise parliamentary primaries for the Asawase Constituency.
However, responding to the directive by the party in an interview with Kumasi based radio, Ultimate Fm as monitored, Manaf Ibrahim said he will still file his nomination to contest and further describes the party’s decision as undemocratic.
“I have already picked my nomination forms from the office of the National Secretary of the party John Boadu so what are they talking about, I will file my nomination form on Thursday 1st August 2019 at Asawase constituency office of the party”, he said.
“Though I picked the forms from national headquarters of the party, however, the rules say I should submit it to the constituency office and if they decline my filing I will send it to the national level in line with our constitution and guideline to the primaries,” he explained.
Meanwhile, second National vice-chairperson of the party Mr Fred Duah-Antoh has also disclosed any member of the party who feels worried about the regional executive council decision to ensue two Municipal and a district Chief executive to go unopposed in the primaries can petition the regional executives or national for redress.