Some 3 NPP activists in the Bole- Bamboi constituency in the Savannah Region are disputing the delegates list for the upcoming constituency’s executives elections.
They described as, undemocratic, in the way the delegates album is being manipulated hence dwindling the fortunes of the party in the Region .
In a petition addressed to the Savannah Regional Executive Committee by the three activists, thus, Ibrahim Seidu, Eliasu Jiwa Kassim and Gilbert Mujahid stated that they have observe certain illegalities in the delegates album and want them addressed by the Regional Executive Committee latest by 13th of January, 2022, or they will have no option than to head to court to get their grievances addressed.
They argued that in the run up to the last constituency executive elections of 2018, the Constituency Chairman and a section of the Constituency Executives in Connivance with the then Regional Chairman unilaterally refused to conduct polling station and Electoral Area Coordinators Elections in clear violation of NPP constitution.
“They did not end it there, they also succeeded in replacing over One Hundred and Forty (140) polling station executives, Electoral Area Coordinators and Council of Elders from the then Delegates Album for no tangible reason than their parochial interest”, the petitioners stated.
They added that most of this replaced delegates are known NDC activist who have neither registered as NPP members nor renounce their NDC membership, while others are also voters from the Upper West Region who are neither registered voters or hail from Bole/Bamboi.
According to them most of this injustice was meted out to delegates from minority and settler communities.
“To put fear and silence into this delegates from this minority and settler communities, they also connived with the same Chairman Bugri Naabu to nominate Sawlawura Abdulai Iddrisu Nungbaso (then Chief of Wakawaka), a chief as the Regional elections coordinator for the elections in Bole/Bamboi”, they indicated.
According to the petitioners attempts to correct this illegality then through countless petition to both Northern Regional Executive Committee and National Executive Committee proved futile.
The agitated petitioners said they shall not sit down this time around and allow some few individuals to drive our dear party into reverse gear once again which may lead to breakdown of law and order in our constituency.
They furthered that credible information out there on the streets of Bole/Bamboi Constituency indicate that the Constituency Chairman and his cabal of some constituency executives have once again started in full gear what they did some four years ago.
They have gone round to collect the polling stations register that is supposed to be with polling station Chairman and also started the compilation of new constituency album, they stressed on.
The petitioners therefore proposed that immediate measures be taken to avert the occurrence of anarchy and confusion in Bole/Bamboi.
“The Regional Representative/ Coordinator for Bole/Bamboi Constituency Elections must be made known to all. All polling station registers confiscated by the Constituency Chairman and his cabal must be returned to the lawful custodians”, they said.
They indicated that a time table for the conduct of Polling Station and Electoral Area Coordinators elections must be released by this Regional Representative/ Coordinator outlining the date and time of election in all the One Hundred and Fifteen (115) Polling Station.