Some eleven aspirants for the New Patriotic Party’s ongoing internal elections contest in the Yendi constituency have pulled out of the process. The said individuals have accused the leadership of the party of making attempts to favour some other aspirants.
The elections in the area were suspended following disagreements among factions within the party and various aspirants. However, a decision has been taken by the leadership of the party to hold the elections tomorrow May 1.
This will happen without eleven aspirants including; Abubakar Sadiq who was contesting for the Chairmanship position in the Yendi constituency, according to a statement on Saturday April 30 that.
Though we disagree with the outcome of the decision taken at yesterday’s sitting, we accept the decision of the committee and shall abide by the rules of the party in the interest and unity of the party.
We are by this communiqué, withdrawing from the upcoming constituency election which is slated for Sunday, 1st May 2022. Participating in this election will go against our earlier decision of not having anything to do with the compromised register. We therefore describe this said election as a Sham and cannot be part of it.
The New Patriotic Party rooted on the Danquah-Busia-Dombo tradition was founded on the tenets of democracy and the rule of law and we are of the opinion that, in the spirit of fairness and natural justice, the decision that was arrived at yesterday’s sitting is akin to the principles of the party and breaches the rule of natural Justice as it is tilted towards favouring and protecting the Hon. Member of Parliament for Yendi; Alhaji Umar Farouk Aliu Mahama against that of the interest and sustenance of the party.