Some aggrieved members of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Tatali-Sanguli constituency in the northern region have made clarion call on the party’s hierarchy at the national headquarters to quash the decision taken by the constituency elections committee and some regional executive committee members to maintain the old executives through a referendum.
These aggrieved individuals also referred to themselves as aspirants who were vying to contest for the various constituency portfolios but were denied the opportunity to serve the party. The group in a press confab said some political scavenges are undermining the democratic credentials of the party. Adding that, this is to create room for their whims and caprice.
According to Isaac Gmaye Tangben who addressed the media stated that, the Northern Regional Executive Committee assured that, there were certainly going to be elections in the area. He said “surely on 18 February, 2018, we aspirants were asked to meet the elections committee chairman (DCE) and the constituency research officer for the modalities regarding the forms and purchasing of forms only to be told that, the constituency chairman threatened to sheared blood if he attempt to sell the forms”.
He alleged that, the Northern Regional Chairman, Bugri Naabu embarrassed them when they were subsequently referred to the regional level to purchase the forms to contest for the elections. He lamented vehemently that, we pleaded for our rights to be respected but the strong collaboration between the DCE, Constituency Executives and the Regional Chairman denied us.
Meanwhile, the Constituency Chairman, Mr. Kwasi Npong refuted the allegations and stated that, the constituency during their annual delegates conference resolved that, they were not going to hold elections in the area. He argued that, this resolution was submitted to the regional and national leadership of the party. He further disclosed that, as a result of the resolution, the party didn’t hold polling station and electoral area elections in the constituency.
However, he indicated they were obliged to organize a referendum for the delegates to confirm the executives as the new executives to run the affairs of the party for the next four years. He however urged the group to allow peace prevail in the area.