No parliamentary aspirant was disqualified in the Upper West Region during the recent National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) vetting despite a few petitions brought against some candidates.
The vetting committee, led by Alhaji Hudu Yahaya found the petitions brought against some candidates to be of no substance and, therefore, qualified all 35 candidates to contest the election that is scheduled to take place on November 7.
Initially, 36 candidates filed their nominations to contest the primaries in the 11 constituencies in the region, but just before the vetting, Michael Kombor withdrew from the Daffiama-Bussie-Issa constituency primary leaving 35 candidates to pass through the test.
Issahaq Adams Mengu, Upper West Regional Organiser of the NDC told the Ghana News Agency that all the candidates were qualified based on merit and commitment to the party.
He advised the candidates to make their campaigns free and fair, devoid of insults that could bring about divisions within the party, warning that any such divisions had the potential of weakening the party in the 2016 general elections.
The NDC Regional Organiser said the party would be monitoring all the candidates and their campaign activities, and that, if any candidate was found engaging in campaigns that did not conform to the rules or would affect the peace of the party, such a candidate would be brought to book.
“Party discipline is key for success and you cannot go into any election with part of your wall broken and expect to win,” he said.
“After the primaries, we all need to embrace the winners and give them total support to win the seat for the party,”he added.