A total of 56 aspirants have been cleared to contest the parliamentary primaries of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Northern Region.
They were cleared by the vetting committee under the chairmanship of the General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia on Thursday in Tamale.
Three out of the 56 aspirants including the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu for Tamale South, Alhassan Dandawa for Karaga Abdul Fatawu Jofa for Yendi constituencies are contesting unopposed.
To ensure unity and unflinching support to the party after the upcoming primaries, all aspirants signed an undertaking to remain resolute behind the NDC irrespective of whoever emerged in the primaries as winner.
Mr Nketia advised the aspirants to conduct their campaigns in a civilised and matured manner and also admonished them to refrain from insults, acrimony, false accusations and counter accusations against each other.
He emphasised that the NDC has the opportunity to win the 2020 general elections and nobody should do anything to affect the fortunes of the party and assured that the national executives were fully prepared to support and assist the constituencies to win the seats.
The Northern Regional Chairman of the NDC, Alhaji Ibrahim Mobila urged all the executives of the constituencies to remain neutral, fair and transparent and that no member of the executives should get involved in any aspirants’ campaign.
He promised that regional executives would ensure that a level playing field was created for all the aspirants, adding that the region was poised to capture all the parliamentary seats and urged all to put hands on deck to realise the dream.
FROM YAKUBU ABDUL-MAJEED, TAMALE