Mad Rush For NDC Forms

There was mad rush for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) nomination forms last Friday as the 31 constituencies in the Northern Region opened nominations for constituency elections.

Checks at the various constituency offices of the party across the region revealed that many supporters of the party are rushing for the nomination forms.

As at 4: pm on the first day, August 1, 71 members of the party had already picked forms at the Tamale Central constituency office to contest for the various positions in the constituency.

Several of party faithfuls were seen at the Tamale Central office struggling to pick nomination forms when this reporter visited the office.

Alhaji Ibrahim Yussif Andani, Chairman of the Tamale Central constituency of theparty told the Ghanaian Times in an interview that many included the incumbent executives had queued in front of the office to pick the nominations.

“I was very shocked to see the large number lined up in front of the office to pick the forms,” he said.

According to him, it was the first time in the history of the party in the constituency such a large number had gathered to pick nomination forms.

“So far, 71 people have picked nomination forms in the office on the first day at a cost of GH¢50 and it will not be a surprise if more people show up,”  Alhaji Andani said.

He stated that the rush for the NDC nomination forms was clear indication that many people in the constituency are willing to work and die for the party, however he cautioned various aspirants to conduct themselves well after purchasing the forms.

Alhaji Andani advised them never to engage in undermining insults and leveling of allegations on each other since they would each be needed to work for the party in 2016.

Tamale South constituency secretary of the party Mohammed Sulemana said 58 people picked forms to contest for the constituency executive positions and mentioned that 16 women had also picked the forms in the constituency various positions.

Sulemana also admonish the contestants to be mindful of the it actions during the campaign in order not to allow their political opponents to use it against them in the 2016 general elections.

By the close of the first day, 54 contestants, comprising 23 women and men had picked the nomination forms at the Sangnarigu constituency.

 

Mr. Mohammed Abdul-Rahman, Sangnarigu NDC constituency secretary told the Times that as early as 6 am on Saturday some contestants had called him on his phone to come to the party office as they were there to pick the forms.

From: Yakubu Abdul-Majeed, Tamale.

 

 

 

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