About three constituencies out of the 31 constituencies in the northern region are likely not to cast their ballots during the upcoming New Patriotic Party (NPP) Northern Regional Congress. Out of the ten regions of Ghana, all nine other regions across the country have had their elections last weekend leaving the northern region.
According to the NPP Northern Regional Communications Director, preparations are far advance for Saturday, 28 April, 2018 NPP northern regional delegates conference at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium. He disclosed that, Nalerigu/Gambaga, Yunyoo and the Tamale Central constituencies may not participate in the elections.
Speaking exclusively to northstarfmonline.com, Mr. Issahaque A. Latif revealed that, the Nalerigu/Gambaga constituency is an outstanding one that would not vote and that; Yunyoo was expected to have their constituency elections on Wednesday, April 25. He added further that, there is a court injunction on the Tamale Central constituency.
A total of 51 contestants are vying for various positions, ranging from the Chairmanship portfolio to the Nasara Coordinator. Considering that, the absence of the three constituencies, about 476 delegates are expected to cast their ballots on the day of the elections.
Meanwhile, the NPP Communications Officer noted security measures have also been arranged to avert any potential mayhem during the process. He indicated both the military and police would be providing security throughout the day. Adding that, candidates and their five representatives would be provided with accreditation cards.
Mr. Issahaque Latif however cautioned all candidates and their supporters to avoid coming to the elections center with offensive gadgets to mar or undermine the process. He said that, the security will deal ruthlessly with any recalcitrant who found wielding any weapon.
story by: Mohammed Gadafi, northstarmonline.com _ firstname.lastname@example.org