About 66 New Patriotic Party (NPP), polling station Chairmen of the Gushegu Constituency in the Northern region of Ghana have petitioned President Akufo-Addo over the disqualification of Mahama Osman, an aspirant in the upcoming Parliamentary primaries in the constituency.
In a statement issued and signed by the 66 polling station Chairmen and copied to the Vice President, Alhaji Mahamadu Bawumia, National Chairman of the NPP, Freddie Blay, former Northern Regional Chairman of the NPP, Bugri Naabu, Northern Regional Chairman of the NPP, Mohammed Baantima Samba as well as Gushegu Constituency Chairman of the NPP expressed their displeasure over the disqualification of Mr. Mahama which they said happened under strange circumstances.
According the the polling station Chairmen, the strange disqualification of the popular and dedicated candidate, Osman Mahama in the Parliamentary election can lead to the party loosing the Gushegu seat to another party.
“With the knowledge of your impeccable democratic credencials, we strived very hard to pesuade our dissenchanted members that the said disqualification would be rectified and that it did not have your tacit approval”. They stated.
“Our great father of our great NPP Party, despite our unshakable believe that the said disqualification would be resolved with dispatch, our constituency is now surrounded by a thick cloud of electoral uncertainty”. They added.
The statement noted that failure to quickly resolve the disqualification impasse would have serious ramitications for the party in the Gushegu constituency adding that; threats of impending protests votings are aiready rife in the air.
The statement concluded that; “Your excellency, It is for this reason that we wholeheartedly appeal to you, your excellency to personally intervene, albeit with fiat to have Parliamentary primary to be conducted in
Gushegu constituency for a popular candidate to be selected”.
Below is the petition and the signatories:
By: Paul Mamattah