Twenty-four aspirants in the Upper West Region of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who picked nomination forms to contest the party’s parliamentary primary in the six constituencies of the region have been cleared.
That was after they all sailed through the vetting process.
They are now awaiting the primary which will be held on September 28, this year, in the various constituencies.
The aspirants for each of the constituencies, who are all in good standing are, Alhaji Issahaku Moomin Tahiru, Mr Salifu Abubakar Orisin, Nurideen Ahmed Froko, Hajia Humu Awudu and Ms Janet Bibii Bashiru in the Wa Central.
The others are Dr Elias Kavinah Sory, Mr Felix Naah, Mr Imoro Nandi Sanda, Mr Abdul Mujeed Kele and Mr Kanyiri D. Yakubu for the Daffiama/Bussie/ Issa Constituency.
The rest are, Mr Alex Taabazuing, Mrs Christine Bonbanye Amadu and Mr Paul Derigubaa for Jirapa, Mr B. Yelviel-Dong Baligi, Mr John Dougar Baloroo, Mr Stephen Mbebale Bemile and Mr Stephen Delle Donpaala, Lambussie, Mr Edward Laabir Sabo, Mr Daniel Dari Kuusongno and Mr Mac Adams Banda for Wa West.
Briefing the Daily Graphic in Wa last Wednesday, the Regional Secretary of the party, Mr Isaac Alitu said, this time around, the NPP was determined to capture the remaining seats in the region to ensure a decent socio-economic environment.
Notwithstanding, the contest, which had generated a lot of discussions in some circles across the region, Mr Alitu called on the people to see what the government was doing in the constituencies and vote massively for competent candidates and the party to ensure an overwhelming victory for the party to continue its development programmes.
“It is absolutely necessary that we all support efforts to elect members of our great party who can articulate the concerns of their constituents in particular to enhance democracy in the country,” the regional secretary said.
According to Mr Alitu, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who presides over a listening government, was ready to do what they asked for and what that meant to the ordinary citizen was that,” they will continue to do what you want them to do for you.”
Democracy, he said, was “a partnership between the ruled and the rulers. If one end of the chain is broken, democracy ceases to have value and meaning. And there is no easy way to break the chain than for the elected parliamentarians not to be working for the people,” he added.
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