Ningo-Prampram primary postponed amidst Sam George’s ‘infantile’ behavior

The Ningo-Prampram parliamentary primary of the governing NDC has been put on hold following complaint by one aspirant that his name was not on the register.

Regional chairman of the party, Ade Coker, who confirmed to Joy FM news analysis show Newsfile, said the primary is likely to be held tomorrow, Sunday 22, 2015.

Earlier in the day, Sam George had complained to the media that his name and that of over 2000 others have bee deleted from the register. This led to a chaotic scene there.

Ade Coker would not name the aspirant whose name could not be found in the register, but he was emphatic it was not Sam George.

Mr Coker said Sam George told “a blatant lie”, when he told the media his name was not in the register, explaining that “it is not true that his name is not in the register”.

The Greater Accra Regional Chairman proceeded to mention Sam George’s name as captured by the party’s register: George Samuel Nartey, 217th registered in his polling station Health Post Aviam.

He also read out his party’s ID number as well as the national voter’s ID number on the register being used for the constituency.

According to Ade Coker the posture of Sam George amounts to “infantile” behaviour. He also accused Sam George of “biting more than he can chew” with his latest protest.

Sam George is trying to unseat the incumbent E.T. Mensah.

A similar complaint was registered in the Korle Klottey constituency, also in Accra, where a contender Zanetor Rawlings could not find her name in the register.

Responding to that, Ade Coker said the issue has not come to his attention but explained persons who are not registered voters in a national election are not eligible to vote in the party’s primaries.

He therefore advised persons going public with similar issues to “keep quiet and let sleeping dogs lie instead of going public to disgrace themselves”.

Ade Coker however admitted that the party is facing some challenges being the first time an election was held after it allowed all registered party members to vote.


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