Dozens of supporters of the ruling New Patriotic Bash (NPP) in the Nalerigu/Gambaga constituency of the North East Region took to the avenue June 5, 2020, to desire the reinstatement of just one of the parliamentary aspirants, Peter Wuni Baaga, who was indefinitely suspended in Might by the occasion regional executives.
The demonstrators, some of who traveled from distant villages in the constituency, marched from the regional funds to Gambaga, holding placards and chanting “No Peter, No Vote” as they called on the nationwide management to overturn the suspension or facial area their wrath.
The protesters claimed the attempts by the Regional Chairman with aid from some unseen fingers at the presidency to disqualify the aspirant have been in negative faith and warned there would be consequences on the fortunes of the bash in the upcoming elections.
The stated aspirant was suspended from the bash and subsequently fired from his career as a Deputy Director of the National Disaster Administration Organisation (NADMO) by the presidency, immediately after he granted an interview on radio alleging amongst many others, that the NPP rigged the 2004 parliamentary elections that sent Hajia Alimah Mahama to parliament for the initial time.
He was also alleged to have reported, the Regional Chairman, Nurudeen Fuseini and other executives had connived with the Municipal Chief Government of the space, to smuggle dozens of fertilisers and other inputs for the Planting for Food stuff and Positions programme out of the area to neighboring Burkina Faso.
His allegations ended up to counter Hajia Alimah Mahama’s claims which she allegedly stated, Mr Wuni Baaga, even though in office as District Chief Government in 2005 diverted resources meant for infrastructure jobs at the Nalerigu Nursing Midwifery School.
Subsequent his suspension from the party and subsequent dismissal from government, a series of defections strike the bash in the constituency as in excess of 200 supporters stop to join the opposition NDC party.
The social gathering grassroots in the hinterlands as very well as the youth base across the major zones of the constituency also voiced their disapproval and disagreed with the regional chairman’s determination.
At Friday’s demonstration, supporters of the party explained the suspension as illegal and a witch hunt.
Addressing the media in Gambaga, direct organizer of the protest, Musah Jalel, stated data has attained them that the celebration nationwide leadership was plotting to disqualify Peter Wuni Baaga from the elections.
He reported these a conclusion, which he described as bogus, would damage the electoral fortunes of the get together in the December polls.
“We are not surprise about the actions and inactions of NPP management of our constituency”, Jalil explained in a organized assertion.
“We have by our investigation found out that, the makes an attempt to unleash this heinous and barbaric procedure to Hon. Peter is premeditated even right before the vetting of the parliamentary primaries.”
“We have full facts about attempts to have disqualified Hon. Peter in the vetting procedure. It is proof and yet again on data that, the President of the Republic started the orchestration to stop Hon. Peter from the contest. They had been intimidated to bucking out of the contest or reduce their career and actually true to the terms of the President, he was sacked from his task, just a 7 days right after his suspension from the party”.
He then issued a 24-hour ultimatum to the Disciplinary Committee get together to reinstate Peter Wuni or deal with their wrath.
“We are telling Nana Addo and the NPP that they either reinstate Hon. Peter to also contest the primaries or neglect the seat of Nalerigu/Gambaga constituency.”
Combating inside of the NPP in the constituency has allegedly mounted considering that 2004 in a struggle for electrical power and influence concerning those loyal to Hajia Alimah and many others who say they have been betrayed and qualified in a witch-hunt aided by the presidency.
As a lot of as 3 aspirants, together with Peter Wuni Baaga, are tough to unseat the incumbent MP, Hajia Alimah Mahama to represent the celebration in the constituency for the standard elections in December.
Hajia Alima Mahama and Peter Wuni Baaga referred to as the two contemporary pioneers of the NPP in Mamprugu. They were being allies but fell out immediately after President Akufo-Addo became the flagbearer and chief of the party. Because then, the romantic relationship between the two people today has descended to new lows.