The Executive Committee of the New Patriotic Party in the northern region has initiated steps to reconcile the nine newly elected parliamentary candidates and their contenders in the just ended constituency delegates’ conference on last Saturday, 28 September, 2019.
The Regional Chairman, Mohammed Baantima Samba and the Northern Regional, Mr. Salifu Saeed on Monday held a post-election reconciliation meeting in Tamale bringing candidates and their teams, constituency executives and the District Chief Executives for the areas together.
The purpose of the meeting was to fashion out their differences; resolve all afflictions which preceded the process. Chairman Samba explained to Journalists in Tamale that the essence of the meeting was to strengthen the unity of the party. He disclosed the party had similar gathering before the elections on the need for a peaceful process.
He revealed that, all candidates before the elections signed a memorandum of understanding, vowing and committing themselves not to contest as independent candidates irrespective of the outcome of the polls. He recounted how this has affected the NPP and other major political parties in past parliamentary primaries.
He described the primaries as one of the best and peaceful the party has organized in recent elections. “So far, in the history of northern region, we’ve never had such peaceful elections; and as the Regional Chairman I have to call everybody on board and each contestant will give us his promise, especially their campaign managers and the DCEs to support the parliamentary candidates to win the seats” he stated.
However, Chairman Samba called for consultations between the elected parliamentary candidates and the aspirants as well the various District Chief Executives for the areas.
The NPP Regional Chairman said the party is targeting to win about 15 seats in the northern region, adding that, this is in fulfillment of his campaign promise of making the northern region the stronghold of the NPP.
Meanwhile, a deputy National Communication Director of the NPP, Mr. Mohammed Haruna explained to the Ghanaianeye.com that this peace building process is to enhance the chances of the party to win more seats in the region.
He maintained: “unity is the force for us to go for in the 2020 elections and the outcome of this meeting is very useful to us; all those who have lost have agreed to all resolutions that were raised before the elections and today’s deliberations is key to cement peace in the party.”
Source: Ghanaianeye.com/Mohammed Gadafi