DRAMA IN EFFUTU NDC As Party Considers Independent Candidate As Replacement for Yankson

Drama doesn't seem to have left the opposition NDC in Effutu as the leadership of the party mulls over the possibility of going into the next elections with an independent candidate.

On Tuesday, February 18, the party's legitimately elected candidate, Lawyer Victor Yankson, in a letter to the General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, said he has stepped down as the torchbearer of the party in Effutu.

Citing the uncooperative attitude of the party's leadership in the Constituency, the legal practitioner expressed his regret resigning as the party's candidate in Effutu.

A watertight information from the leadership of the NDC indicates that instead of holding primaries to select another candidate for the party, one James Kofi Annan, an independent candidate, is their choice as a replacement for Yankson.

It would be recalled that for months now, the NDC has been beset with torrents of agitations from various interests groups within the party.

These demonstrations were by party members some of whom had called on Victor Yankson to vacate his position as the party's candidate for James Kofi Annan who had, prior to the party's primaries, wanted to join in the race but was denied due to the fact that he was not a member of the party.

Other party members who demonstrated in favour of Lawyer Yankson also warned the independent candidate to stay away from their party.

With this new development, it is not so clear if the other aspirants who contested in the primaries would accept the independent candidate as the party's candidate following the resignation of Victor Yankson.