Daniel Bugri Naabu, New Patriotic Party (NPP) Northern Regional Chairman, has urged party members to engage in clean parliamentary primaries and choose candidates who can attract floating voters for the NPP, in the 2016 General Election.
He suggested that negotiations should be made in the selection of aspirants in constituencies where the majority of party supporters have indentified winnable candidates, to preserve resources for the 2016 General Election.
Mr Naabu made the call at a meeting attended by NPP regional executives, constituency chairmen, secretaries, regional council of elders, the 10 NPP Members of Parliament from the region and members of the National Executive Committee, at Tamale.
He said the NPP Northern Regional Executive Committee has put in place strategies to win more seats for the party in the region in 2016.
Mr Naabu urged NPP supporters to unite and work harder to enable the party win majority seats in Parliament and to wrest power from the National Democratic Congress in 2016.
He appealed to the Electoral Commission (EC) to take a cue from the sterling performance of Nigeria’s Independent Electoral Commission, to ensure transparent, free and fair polls in 2016 in Ghana.
Dominic Nitiwul, Deputy Minority leader of Parliament, has asked party delegates to resist financial inducement and select competent and affable aspirants, who could win more parliamentary seats for the NPP in 2016.
He advised the party’s leadership at all levels to be neutral before, during and after the NPP parliamentary primaries.
Mr Ntiwul, MP for Bimbila, asked Ghanaians to vote the NDC out of power.
Alhaji Mohammed Habib Tijani, MP for Yendi, said he would work hard to retain the seat.