NDC Parliamentary Primaries for the Chiana-Paga constituency in the Upper East Region had been slated for Saturday July 09, 2016.
The decision comes seven months after the constituency failed to run its own internal election alongside several other areas where primaries were conducted across the country on Saturday 21, 2015.
Reasons for putting the primaries on hold are still not clear though reports indicate that the suspension follows threats from angry supporters of some aspirants over alleged attempts to disqualify their preferred contenders.
A letter signed and issued on Monday 20, 2016 by the Party’s General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah to the Upper East Regional Executives of the party stated that the report of the vetting of parliamentary aspirants for the Chiana-Paga constituency has gone through and that further investigations and the results have been updated.
The following have been cleared to participate in the election.
They are Abuga Pele, MP and Former National Coordinator for the NYEP, now GYEEDA, Jonathan Nyaaba and Lawyer Rudolph Nsorwine Amega-Etego.
Meanwhile, twelve thousand, 200 delegates are expected to choose among the three aspirants to lead the party into the proposed November, 7 polls.
The Chiana-Paga Constituency Chairman, James Kojo Kupanamo said the primaries will run at 48 electoral areas of the Kassena-Nankana West District.
He said all constituency executives are elated about the news, adding that modalities have been put in place to ensure a free, fair and transparent election devoid of violence.