The National Executive Council, NEC, of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has given the green light to all prospective candidates to aspire for the various Orphan Constituencies in the northern region. The decision was arrived at in a recent NEC meeting in Accra after the candidates were vetted in Tamale in August 2019.
The vetting committee in charge of the northern region led by the National Director of Elections and Research, Evans Nimako submitted its report to the National Parliamentary Vetting Committee for its final determination, consequent to that, information gathered by the Ghanaianeye.com indicates all candidates have been cleared to contest the elections on September 28.
A statement signed by the Northern Regional Secretary of the party, Alhaji Sibdow Alhassan Yakubu said the positions of the aspirants obtained on the ballot papers after vetting in Tamale remains unchanged. According to Alhaji SIbdow, all is set for the parliamentary primaries slated before the end of this month.
He cautioned the candidates to conduct their campaign devoid of insults, machinations and all manner of unprintable words, adding that, this is an internal party affair. “I wish to once again send a word of caution to all aspirants to prosecute their campaigns devoid of insults and personal attacks, candidates must prevail upon their supporters to give peace a chance and guard their utterances on both traditional and social media” he warned.
The NPP Chief Scribe believes the elections will be successful across the region. A total of twenty eight candidates are contesting the polls in the Tamale Central, Tamale South, Tamale North, Sagnarigu, Kumbungu, Zabzugu, Tatali/Sanguli, Karaga and the Mion constituencies identified as the vacant areas for the party.
Already, there are some leading figures in the Akufo Addo government, others former Parliamentary Candidates in the run-up to the 2016 general elections and other first timers in the arena tipped to win the elections in constituencies such as the Tamale South (Mr. Yakubu Yussif with Business Development Ministry), Karaga (Dr Amin Adam, deputy Energy Minister), Tamale Central (Dr Ibrahim Anyars, CEO, Nation Builders Corp, NABCO) and Sagnarigu (the Ghana School Feeding Coordinator in the Northern Region, Fecilia Tetteh).
Source: Ghanaianeye.com/Mohammed Gadafi