This was contained in a statement issued by the party on Thursday June 18 adding that the decision was taken “after extensive consultation with relevant stakeholders”.
NPP in the statement also explained that the decision is also “in line with Article 12 of the NPP Constitution”.
Prior to the announcement, NPP suspended its June 20 parliamentary primaries in the Gushegu constituency following resignation of the aspirants rendering the position vacant.
“This follows the decision of the two aspiring Candidates, Hon. Iddi Ziblim and Osman Mahama, to withdraw from the parliamentary contest,” the statement read.
Tampuli’s selection has been endorsed by the NPP executives in Gushegu.
“Following the acclamation of the noble son of the land, Lawyer Alhaji Hassan Tampuli as the Parliamentary Candidate for the NPP in the Gushegu constituency by the National Steering Committee of our great party at its sitting today, 17th June 2020, we the undersigned members of the constituency executive committee endorse this decision unreservedly and call on the entire party, Council of Elders, Council of Patrons, Constituency executives, Electoral Area Coordinators, polling station executives and all supporters of the sympathizers of the party all to agree to rally behind lawyer Alhaji Hassan Tampuli to lead the NPP to a resounding victory,” a statement from the executives noted.
When the party opened nominations for its parliamentary primaries, the incumbent Member of Parliament for the constituency, Dr. Ziblim Iddi, and Mahama Osman picked forms.
After vetting, Mahama Osman and Dr. Ziblim Iddi were cleared to contest but Dr. Ziblim Iddi later resigned from the contest stating personal reasons for the decision.
After his resignation, Mahama Osman also resigned thus the position became vacant.
The NPP goes to the polls on June 20, to elect parliamentary candidates ahead of the 2020 general elections.
The party will also acclaim President Akufo-Addo who is seeking a second term reelection bid.
Already there are widespread agitations among delegates in some Constituencies who accuse the party hierarchy of schemed attempts to prevent their preferred aspirant from contesting.
The party’s National Executive Committee had also defended its actions urging aggrieved members to respect the decision.
Source: Daily Mail GH