The Concerned Youth Groups of NPP has expressed disappointment over the suspension of three Polling Station Executives in the Savelugu constituency by the party leadership, describing it as been “tantamount to a coup and must not be tolerated”.
The three polling station executives, Mr Issahaku Fuseini ( Duko D/A Primary School Polling Station Secretary ), Deishini Abdallah Mustapha (New Town Mosque ‘A’ Polling Station Secretary) and Abdul Karim Zakaria (Kuga Fong No.1 Polling Station Organizer) were all suspended recently over what the party described as gross misconduct.
The Tamale based youth group in a press statement said “we are in solidarity with the three polling stations executives and unequivocally condemn the constituency executives for allowing the greedy and selfish regional executives lured them in taken this political unwise and catastrophic decision”.
Below is the full release from CYG.
JUSTICE TO THE THREE SUSPENDED POLLING STATION EXECUTIVES OF SAVELUGU CONSTITUENCY.
We read with disappointment three letters signed by the Savelugu Constituency NPP chairman for the suspension of three polling station executives namely, Mr Issahaku Fuseini ( Duko D/A Primary School Polling Station Secretary ), Deishini Abdallah Mustapha (New Town Mosque ‘A’ Polling Station Secretary) and Abdul Karim Zakaria (Kuga Fong No.1 Polling Station Organizer).
The action of the Savelugu constituency executives is tantamount to a coup and must not be tolerated. We are in solidarity with the three polling stations executives and unequivocally condemn the constituency executives for allowing the greedy and selfish regional executives lured them in taken this political unwise and catastrophic decision. The suspension is extremely unfortunate and must be condemn by all well-meaning party sympathizers.
The only offense of the suspended polling station executives was that they opposed a declaration of support to H. E. Dr Mahamadu Bawumia by the constituency executives and some few colleagues of theirs which was masterminded by the chairman Samba led regional executives.
Let revert our minds to the directives or code of conduct issued by national council of the NPP on the 27th July, 2021. According to the code of conduct, members at all levels, supporters and sympathizers are required not to “hold any campaign activities for themselves or for any potential candidate or aspirant until such a time that the Party declares so at any level of contest” nor “hide behind anonymity to prosecute their pre-campaigns in both traditional and social media”.
We are therefore surprised about the suspension of the three polling station executives who opposed the violation of the party’s code of conduct set up by national council to guide the behavior of potential candidates and their supporters from now to the time that the party will lift the ban on campaign.
If sanctions should be apply for any violation, then it should be against the Savelugu constituency executives and their allies and not the innocent polling station executives. We have no doubt that the vice president will be unhappy if he hear of a suppose declaration to him has led to the suspension of some polling station executives.
The northern regional chairman Mohammed A. Baantima Samba attended the Tamale South constituency annual delegates conference and it was bedeviled with controversies. The regional organizer Alhaji Rashid COP attended the Savelugu constituency annual delegates conference and caused the controversial suspension of the three polling station executives. Why is it that these days a lot of events the two attend are bedeviled with controversies? They failed the grassroots of the party in the region and are paying dearly for their failure.
We send a word of caution to all polling station executives and party sympathizers to be mindful of the failed regional executives, their actions and inactions have a negative consequences which could destabilized any constituency that allows itself to be used by them to advance their sole aggrandizement. Their attempt to lure constituencies to declare their support to H. E. Dr Mahamadu Bawumia is false pretense to get favors from him and nothing more.
We call on all polling station executives of the Savelugu constituency and beyond to stand in unison and oneness, do not allow the super incompetent regional executives to use you to achieve their selfish political desire. We again call on the Savelugu constituency executives to rescind the suspension of the three polling station executives to allow peace and harmony prevail in the constituency.
Failure to do so within a week will lead to us working with the suspended polling station executives to send official complaint to the national council to investigate this matter.
For the time being, let us all remain resolute and adhere to the code of conducts set by the party and wait to such a time that the party will lift the ban on campaign for the flagbearership race for us to campaign or declare our support to whoever we think is the right person to lead the NPP into the 2024 elections.
Long live NPP
Long live Ghana
The battle is still the lord
Napadow Clifford Atchulo
(Secretary CYG NPP)