The Northern Regional Executive of Committee of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has suspended the communications officer for the Bunkpurugu constituency. Moisob Ephram Bidobi was suspended for violating Article 45 (8) and Article 46 © of the party’s constitution.
The executive committee, in a statement issued in Tamale and signed by the Regional Secretary, Halid Abdul-Rauf and copied to Zaa News said the conduct of Ephram Bidobi had the tendency of bringing hatred among constituency executives and was also an embarrassment to the party as a whole.
The statement warned other party executives and members that they will suffer a similar fate if their behaviors are in violation of party’s constitution and the guidelines set out for the conduct of parliamentary primaries schedule on November 7, 2015. All constituency executives the statement cautioned are to remain impartial and create a level playing ground for all candidates.
The suspended communication officer according to his boss, the regional communication director Alhassan Abdul Mumin was fired because he leaked confidential information from the vetting committee of which he was a part to the media, contrary to the party’s constitution.
In another development, some youth of the governing National Democratic Congress in the Walewale constituency have accused the constituency secretary of manipulating the just ended vetting process to favour an unqualified parliamentary aspirant.
The youth said the vetting committee failed to scrutinize one of the aspirants, Abdallah Abubakari, whom they accused of being a PNC member.
The youth also faulted the General Mosquito – led committee of ignoring a petition filed by six polling station executives against the eligibility and loyalty of Abubakari and warned that the party’s efforts at snatching the seat from the NPP will be a mirage if they do not reverse their decision.
The constituency secretary, Adam Dakura Sumani, the youth claimed, registered two thousand PNC members during the second round of the NDC biometric registration exercise and denied party loyalists the opportunity to register to tilt the process in favour of Abubakari who was vetted in absentia.
They alleged that the aspirant was not disqualified though his surrogates forged polling station executives’ signatures and membership cards. The aspirant was the parliamentary candidate for the Walelwale constituency on the ticket of the PNC in the 2012 general elections.
One of the aggrieved Walewale constituency youth, Bantaasi Nasiru spoke to Zaa News. But the Mr. Mumin has explained that Mr Nasiru was qualified to contest in the party elections.
He explained further that, the laws which was promulgated after the NDC congress in 2012 in Sunyani allows a defected member such as Mr Abdallah Nasiru to contest, hence the vetting committee decision.