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Members of the Association of Used Auto Parts Dealers of Abossey-Okai, have kicked against plans by the group’s Vetting Committee to disqualify some of the aspirants from contesting in its polls.
A statement issued by the group and signed by Eric Crentsil, Public Relations Officer, said: “We the aforementioned association has taken a keen notice of the happenings at Abossey-Okai on our impending elections to elect our executives for the first time in the history of Abossey-Okai spare parts trading. We wish to state categorically that we are not happy about the decision by the Vetting Committee of Abossey-Okai to disqualify one of the aspirants of the chairmanship race.
It added: “Our investigations indicate that on Tuesday 28th November, 2017, the Vetting Committee invited all the aspirants of the various positions for the vetting. The two main contenders of the chairmanship, Mr. Samuel Siaw Ampadu [Akonta] and Mr. Clement Boateng [Caboat] were all present and were to be vetted. While waiting for the verdict, we have been reliably informed that the Vetting Committee has decided to disqualify Mr. Siaw Ampadu from the race to pave way for Mr. Boateng to go unopposed.
“This development has not gone down well with the members of the Association of Used Auto Parts Dealers of Abossey-Okai and other members of other unions in Abossey-Okai and we call on the appropriate authorities to intervene as early as possible. We, the Association of Used Auto Parts Dealers of Obossey-Okai, would want a level playing field for all the aspirants and we will not take it kindly if any aspirant is disqualified.
“Both aspirants are our members and we will accept and work with whomever wins as the chairman. If the election is skewed to favour one of the candidates, we shall spit fire in Abossey-Okai. We call on the Vetting Committee to release the verdict of the vetting to settle the doubts in the minds of traders and also reduce the tension in Abossey-Okai due to the delay. We are by this appealing to your office to intervene in the matter to avert any unforeseen circumstance that could hinder the development of Abossey-Okai and business in general.”