Some youth of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Chereponi Constituency, besieged the party’s Northern Regional Secretariat over the alleged disqualification of the District Chief Executive, Hajia Mary Nakobo, ahead of the party’s November 7 parliamentary primaries.
The youth in a Citi News interview demanded that the DCE, who is their preferred candidate, should be reinstated to contest in the primaries.
The protesters’ spokesperson, Kwabena Nelson, told Citi News that Hajia Mary Nakobo, has been accused of holding allegiance to the National Democratic Party (NDP) in Chereponi, a party founded by former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings.
[contextly_sidebar id=”z2rHlLeVJvXnmS8sgJyBoIrKhH6jb6bv”]He however rubbished that allegation and maintained that the DCE, who is among the only four women in the parliamentary race in the region, should be given the nod to join the race.
“The allegation that was brought against her was that she brought the NDP to Chereponi and we are coming to dismiss or defuse that allegation and ask for a solution so that they can reinstate her to wrestle power for us in the constituency.”
Meanwhile, vetting of aspirants in the Bunkprugu constituency was deferred pending further investigations into petitions against some of the aspirants.
The NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah said seven of the aspirants who voluntarily pulled out of the race would be reimbursed.
Three other aspirants were however disqualified for various reasons.
He called for party unity at all levels as a means of consolidating power in 2016.
Mr. Asiedu Nketiah commended the aspirants and their teeming supporters for the tolerance and enthusiasm exhibited towards the contest.
By: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/citifmonline.com/Ghana