Some constituencies in the Greater Accra Region have been hit by a series of court injunctions, thereby putting their elections on hold.
In an interview on the sidelines of the Ashaiman Constituency elections of the party held at the weekend, Mr Ade Coker said the failure by those individuals to exhaust all the internal systems to resolve their disagreements meant those persons could not be entrusted with positions.
Some members of the NDC in the Greater Accra Region have secured court injunctions restraining some constituencies, notably La Dadekotopon, Madina, Ayawaso West Wuogon and Tema Central from holding elections.
"I do not see why people are rushing to court. I ask myself what is the motivation for seeking redress in court? If you are disqualified, there is room for you to avail yourself of other opportunities. The party is a big party and there is a lot of room for people to do other things, not necessarily becoming an executive member. You can play your role in different and diverse ways. There is no need to resort to the courts," he said.
Mr Ade Coker denied rumours that he was influencing and handpicking persons who favoured his second term bid for election at the constituency level.
"I do not sit on the vetting panel. That constituency vetting committee is made up of three people, two of whom are from the constituency who know those who are actively involved in party activities, hence know who qualifies to contest. They conduct their independent work and only submit their report which is implemented. How then can I be accused of influencing the process?" he querried.
Mr Ade Coker advised all party members to abide by the laid- down procedure and avoid acts that could bring the name of the party into disrepute.
Outcome of elections
Meanwhile, Mr Shaddad Omar Jallo has been elected the Chairman of the Ashaiman Constituency branch of the NDC for another four-year term. He polled 472 votes out of 617 tohis contenders.
In an election conducted and supervised by officials of the Ashaiman Municipal Directorate of the Electoral Commission, Mr Hudu Alhassan was elected Vice- Chairman, while Mr Allen Quansah DeGraft annexed the post of Secretary.
Other executive members elected were: Mr Mohammed M. Jada, Youth Organiser; Mr Mark Afetor, Deputy Youth Organiser; Madam Peace Kakraba, Women's Organiser and Hajia Ajara Baba, Deputy Women's Organiser.
Others were: Mr Frank Joe Mensah, Treasurer; Mr Wisdom Tetteh, Deputy Treasurer; Mr Veejay Agbogedem, Constituency Organiser; Mr Mumuni Ansah, Deputy Constituency Organiser, Ms Lucy Rio Sabbie, Propaganda Secretary and Mr Richard Haliga as Deputy Constituency Propaganda Secretary
Mr Shaddad Jallo, on behalf of the elected leaders, expressed appreciation to the delegates and pledged they would not betray their trust and confidence reposed in them