A flagbearer hopeful for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Boakye Kyeremateng Agyarko, has officially pulled out of the upcoming run-off election, which was meant to determine the fifth aspirant.
This decision follows the NPP’s announcement that they would establish an electoral college within their National Council to resolve the tie between Mr. Agyarko and his rival, Francis Addai Nimoh, both of whom secured the fifth position during the recent super delegate conference.
In a press statement, Mr. Agyarko labeled the National Council’s move as unconstitutional, as it involved selecting a limited number of representatives to stand in for the 955 individuals who took part in the initial round.
Mr. Agyarko pointed out that the establishment of an electoral college also goes against the party’s constitution, citing additional legal violations. He expressed strong disapproval of this unconstitutional action, highlighting the unexpected alteration of rules during the process and questioning whether the party was unaware of the associated costs.
“It is totally unacceptable to me that such an unconstitutional act can be perpetuated on the altar of expediency. Am I to surmise that the party did not know the cost implication? It is unconscionable that the rules of the game will be changed midstream.
“Rules and regulations that are flip-flopped in such a manner is only detrimental to fair play and justice. It is a clear violation of the party’s constitution and the guidelines for the Special Electoral College. It is an unconstitutional act which | cannot allow myself to be associated with,” portions of his statement read.