A petition by Trade and Industry Minister KT Hammond seeking to disqualify his opponents in the party’s Adansi Asokwa parliamentary primary has been rejected by the National Executive Committee of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The minister and lawmaker had petitioned the NPP National Executive Committee, alleging that his opponents—Samuel Dakwa Binfoh, Dr. Enoch Acheampong, and Kwabena Nkansah Asamoah—are not card-bearing members of the party.
He further alleged that the opponents have not done any work in the constituency to merit representing the constituents.
He referenced Articles 12(4) and (7) of the NPP’s constitution to support his claim that his opponents were not qualified.
But the National Executive Committee, during its meeting on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, rejected the petition.
This means that the primary in the constituency would be contested by four people, including the minister, on January 27.