The New Patriotic Party in the Savanna Region has denied reports that the party has replaced the late Yapei-Kusawgu Parliamentary candidate Abu Kamara with his brother Iddrisu Salia Kamara.
The NPP director of communications in the Savanna region, Mohammed Issah said the regional and constituency executives would take a decision and communicate that to the public.
It will be recalled that the late Abu Kamara died in a car crash on Friday October 17 whiles returning to Tamale from a project inspection in the constituency.
On Tuesday October 20, news went viral that the party had confirmed Iddrisu Salia Kamara as a replacement of his brother Abu Kamara.
Responding to this on Diamond FM, Mohammed Issah indicated that the mandate of choosing a Parliamentary candidate is a sole preserve of the National Executive Committee of the Party.
He indicated that “what the constituency and regional executives can do is that they can propose and forward same to the National for approval and that is what the meeting is about, to agree on a candidate(s) so that the National can approve”.
“It is clear that the constituency executives have a candidate(s) so they will just present and the regional executives will forward same to National and if by close of day the National executive also agree and approve same, by tomorrow the person can file to contest the elections in December” Issah added.
The NPP Savanna Regional Communications Director indicated that, the party will communicate its decision to the public in due cause and urged the public to disregard any such information in the public domain.
The late Abu Kamara who died in the accident alongside his aide and one other passenger has since been buried in accordance with Islamic practice.
Story by: Edward A. Ken-Zorre