The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Aseidu Nketiah had to consider and clear Ras Mubarak to contest the party’s upcoming parliamentary primaries following series of irregularities identified on his nomination form.
During Thursday’s vetting of aspirants from the Northern region, General Mosquito affectionately called, pointed series of irregularities on the nomination form of the incumbent MP including what his contenders described as forgery.
Names of about 19 persons who endorsed the MPs form did not conform with the constituency delegates list raising concerns of forgery by the MP.
In line with the party’s elections guidelines, the party directed the forms of each aspirants be endorsed by each branch member of a constituency further more, a candidate after being proposed must be seconded by a former member of Parliament, DCE and a former appointee.
But that wasn’t the case on Ras Mubarak’s nomination form.
Two names on the nomination form identified as Adam Mustapha and Fuseini Issah fell short of the requirement.
The General secretary’s attention was drawn to that effect by Kumbungu constituency deputy secretary Mr. Baba Adargbangu who raised objections.
However, Mr. Aseidu Nketiah considered Ras Mubarak’s floors and had to task the party’s Northern Region elections director Alhaji Amin Abio to see to it ratification at a later date Paving the way for the incumbent MP to contest.
But for the NDC General Secretary’s generosity, Ras Mubarak could have been disqualified.
On Wednesday and Thursday respectively, the NDC vetted its parliamentary aspirants across the country ahead of the party’s August 24 primaries.
In all, 56 parliamentary aspirants were vetted and cleared to contest in the Northern Region.
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