NDC whatsapp platforms are awashed with statements of shock and confusion as they try to come to terms with the news that Former Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram Constituency Enoch Teye Mensah has offered himself up for elections as Greater Accra Region’s representative on the Council of State.
Whiles others described the news as disgraceful and believe it a betrayal of his commitment to the NDC party, others just hurled insults and unprintable words at him.
The elections are scheduled to be held on Thursday, February 16 and Mr Mensah, who lost his seat in National Democratic Congress’ primaries in 2015, is one of the 16 in the race. In the Notice of Poll published by the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC), ET Mensah’s picture appears fourth on the right column.
His highest qualification has been stated as Masters in Theological Studies. The regional elections was originally scheduled to be held on Thursday, February 9 but the EC had to postpone it to allow the municipal, metropolitan and district assemblies (MMDAs) “make the requisite arrangements for the constitution of the regional electoral colleges required for the election of the regional representatives to the Council of State”. The elections will be nationwide.
Greater Accra’s is expected to be held at the Ga West District Assembly Hall in Amasaman. ET Mensah, Ghana’s longest serving Youth and Sports Minister, will face opposition from a retired judge, two lecturers and a journalist, among others. Four out of the Greater Accra aspirants are chiefs.