The NDC yesterday began the vetting of its Parliamentary aspirants from 47 constituencies in the Ashanti region ahead of the November 7 nation-wide Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
Aspirants from 27 out of the 47 Constituencies went through the process. The aspirants took turns to answer probing questions from members of the Vetting Committee which included some National, Regional and Constituency executives of the party.
Among those who went through the process were the Managing Director of the State Housing Company, Dr. Samuel Sarpong who is one the three contenders in the Nhyiaeso Constituency, Alhaji Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka, the only aspirant for the Asawase, the Obuasi Municipal Chief Executive, Ofori Agyemang, Obuasi East and the MCE of Asante Bekwai, Madam Mary Jantuah .
A source at the Vetting has revealed to news men that so far two aspirants have been disqualified from the race for various questionable deeds.
One of them is Kwasi Dumanga, one of the three contestants in the Sekyere Afram Plains Constituency.
Mr. Dumanga is alleged to have presented forged and fictitious signatures on his forms.
The other casualty is Jerry John Appiah Felix from the Adansi Fomena Constituency.
He is said to be the party’s Parliamentary candidate in the 2012 elections.
Mr. Appiah is alleged to have squandered some party funds in the constituency.
According to the Regional Secretary of the NDC, Raymond Tandoh, 14 of the aspirants in the region are contesting unopposed.