First Vice Chairperson of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Danquah Smith Buttey, has indicated that the party will not impose any parliamentary candidate on delegates in any constituency.
He stated that the party would allow due process tobe followed and delegates are allowed ro elect candidates of their choice.
He was responding to how the party managed the former Member of Parliament for the Akwatia Constituency in the Eastern Region, Hon. Mercy Adu Gyamfi, popularly known as Ama Sey, and lost her primaries when it was clear she could have retained the seat for the NPP.
The former MP lost her bid to represent the New Patriotic Party for a second term.
In a very close contest, according to EC Certified results, Hon Ama Sey garnered 223 votes losing to Ernest Kumi, who had 227 votes, and the two others, Lawyer Bernard Owiredu and Robert Ampretwum polled 77 and 13 votes respectively.
The First Vice Chair said the issue of Ama Sey was not managed well by the party.
He added that the party has learnt its lessons from the issue, and going forward, the party will allow the delegates to elect their choice of candidates.
He was speaking to Kwabena Agyapong on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm.
“This time around, we will allow every interested person or persons to contest. The party will not pose any candidate on delegates. Delegates would be allowed to elect their choice of candidates without imposition,” he stressed.
When asked who he supports for the position as a presidential candidate, he forcefully stated that he would not endorse any of the candidates who have expressed interest.
He said national executives and any other executive at any level os not allowed to declare support for any candidate.
“If you contest and win, we will support you. We will not declare any support for any candidate,” he added.