Disqualified Presidential Candidate of the All People’s Congress (APC) Dr Hassan Ayariga has begun a tour of the northern region to canvass for votes for the governing National Democratic Congress in the December
Dr Ayariga was on Wednesday afternoon ushered into the Tamale Metropolis from the airport by members of his party and supporters of the NDC.
Tension seems to be brewing in the All People’s Congress (APC) following the endorsement of President John Mahama by the party’s flagbearer, Hassan Ayariga, and Nana Akufo-Addo by the party’s executives.
Angered by the decision of his executives to endorse Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party, Dr Ayariga suspended Mr Emmanuel Carl Bartels (Vice Chairman) and Mr Razak Kojo Opoku (General Secretary) from the party.
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Ayariga said the suspension was due to “indiscipline and gross disrespect to National Executive committee, and the general membership of APC nationwide” by the two executives.
“Dr Hassan Ayariga and the National Executive Committee wish to inform all APC members nationwide and the general public to refrain from dealing with these two suspended individuals with matters concerning the party till further notice,” said in a statement to Pulse.com.gh.
The suspension of Mr Opoku and Bartels followed claims by the embattled party officials that APC is endorsing Nana Akufo-Addo.
However, Hassan Ayariga, on Monday, November 28, 2016, endorsed the candidature of President John Mahama ahead of the 7 December polls.
He told journalists at a press conference that he was supporting the president and the governing NDC to finish the good works they have begun in their first term.