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NPP primaries: Vetting committee clears five aspirants in Savannah Region

The Savannah Regional vetting committee of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) last Friday (5 January) successfully vetted all five aspirants from three constituencies where the party has no sitting Members of Parliament to contest the upcoming internal primaries.

The committee two aspirants from each Salaga North and Daboya-Mankarigu while Damongo is going unopposed, were vetted successful.

Addressing party supporters at the regional secretariat in Damongo, the Savannah regional chairman of the NPP, Alhaji Sulemana Iddrisu urged members of the party to be mindful of their campaign messages ahead of the 27 January internal elections to avoid divisions in the party.

“A divided majority will only be crushed by a united minority,” the chairman said.

He called for unity within the party in the region to enable the NPP to mobilise more votes for both parliamentary and presidential in the December general elections.

“Let as be careful, enemies within us are watching and tomorrow they shall take our utterances to fight us”, he said.

First to appear before the three-member vetting committee was the incumbent MP for Salaga North, Alhaji Abdallah Iddi.

The last aspirant who appeared before the committee was the deputy CEO of the Minerals Commission Samuel Tika, who is contesting the incumbent MP for Daboya-Mankarigu and deputy minister of health Alhaji Asei Mahama seini.

Samuel Abdulai Jinapor who is also the incumbent MP for Damongo Constituency is going unopposed.

The vetting committee members wwere Hajia Rabi Salifu, Dr. Abdulai Mobson and chaired by Chris Lloyd Nii Kwei,

The upcoming elections which is slated on the 27 of January this month, will be the last internal elections of the NPP before the December general elections.

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