Some supporters of the MP for Gushegu Dr. Ziblim Iddi are accusing the Chief Executive Officer of the National Petroleum Authority, Alhassan Tampuli of being behind the sudden withdrawal of the sitting MP from the upcoming parliamentary primaries of the NPP.
They expressed worry that the actions of some party bigwigs coupled with interference from some traditional rulers in Gushegu, is creating fertile grounds for the NDC to recapture the seat in the general elections.
They alleged that, “the Chief of Geshuge has also received something from those who are influencing it and lawyer Tampuli, he is behind it and it is clear so they are going to push the seat into opposition and if they are ready to do that we are also ready to do that”.
It would be recalled that the MP for Gushegu, who is also a deputy Minister for Tourism in a letter dated June 04, 2020 stated that he was pulling out of the race having arrived at that painful decision after broader consultation and deep introspection.
His supporters have since served notice to the party that they will resist any attempt by the National Executives of the party to impose one Mahama Osman who they believe is being sponsored by Alhassan Tampuli on the party in the constituency.
The supporters of Dr Ziblim Iddi also accused the party leadership of been bias against their candidate and acting contrary to the party constitution and also the National Parliamentary appeals commit report that withheld the disqualification of Mahama Osman.
“The question is, is the NPP respecting its own constitution, if yes than all the NEC members should be sacked immediately because they have no authority after the vetting committee, and the National Parliamentary appeals committee have all withheld the disqualification”.
The youth has however called on the President Nana Akuffo Addo to intervene or be prepared to lose the Gushegu seat to the NDC.
Meanwhile, primaries in the Gushegu, Kwadaso and Dormaa constituencies has been put on hold the NPP national executives.
General Secretary of the party John Boadu at a press briefing in Accra said the decision will enable the party ensure that the candidate that will be elected will be supported by all party followers.
Source: Edward A. Ken-Zorre | www.diamondfmonline.com | Ghana