NPP vetting at the Upper West region continued despite petitions and counter petitions raised against aspirants of the Sissala East and West primaries contestants.
This was disclosed by Mr Alitu Isaac NPP Upper West regional secretary during an interview on RadfordFM after the vetting.
“It started with the incumbent MPs first before they joined colleagues in parliament to vote on the SONA presented by the president last month and then the other aspirants contesting the sitting MPs.
After the vetting, the committee went ahead to do balloting and for the Sissala East,incumbent member of parliament Mr Ridwan Abass Dauda appeared top on the ballot followed by Mr Amidu Chinnia Issahaku ,the Deputy upper west regional minister.
In the Sissala West,Mr Patrick Alhassan Adama the current legislator who is seeking a second term placed first on the ballot for sissala west followed by Mr Luri Tia John Bosco a regional youth Organizer whilst a former District Chief executive Mr Salifu Naliwie Baluwie picked the third position of the ballot.
Mr Alitu told RadfordFM local News at 5 Tuesday “that the recommendations of the vetting outcomes would be forwarded to the National Executive Committee of NPP to consider before the national council gives the final approval after the petition and the counter petition are heard within a week or two”.
However the Upper West Regional secretary of the NPP Mr. Alitu ” avoided giving details of the nature of the petitions but indicated all the contestants had petitions against them with counter petitions which would be looked at after recommendations of the vetting committee to the national executive committee.
On the issue of the alleged high filing fees that some of the aspirants paid,the regional scribe said that if democracy is expensive, try ignorance and enquired if any aspirant had cause to complain and appealed against the discussion of the issues raised in public by the party members.
Nominations were opened on 20th January for the aspirants.
Filed By: Radford FM