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18.10.2008 NDC News

Supporters Of Kumbungu NDC MP Protest Against Mumuni

Supporters of the incumbent parliamentary candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Kumbungu Constituency in the Northern Region, Alhaji Imoro Yakubu Kakpagu, have protested against the alleged decision of the National Executive Committee of the party to allow Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni to stand as a candidate in the constituency.

Consequently, the supporters have entreated the party hierarchy to resolve the matter or they would advise the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) to stand as an independent candidate.

The Kumbungu Constituency Secretary of the NDC, Mr Iddrisu Ibrahim, in a telephone chat with the Daily Graphic indicated that a letter signed by the party's General Secretary reportedly stated that Alhaji Mumuni, a former vice-presidential candidate in the 2004 general election, should stand on the ticket of the NDC.

According to him, the content of the letter did not go down well with the supporters of the incumbent MP, hence their disapproval of Alhaji Mumuni's candidature.

Mr Ibrahim said the regional executive of the party were liaising with the party hierarchy to resolve the matter before the close of nominations.

The Regional Director of the Electoral Commission, Mr Sylvester Kanyi, told the Daily Graphic that so far the NDC, NPP and CPP had fielded candidates in 12 constituencies out of the 26 constituencies in the region.

For Tamale North, the NDC's Alhaji Abukari Sumani, had filed his papers as of yesterday while in Tamale Central Mr Mohammed Amin Adam, the Metropolitan Chief Executive, had filed his nomination on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

The incumbent MP, Mr Inusah Fuseini, had also filed his papers for the NDC in the Tamale Central Constituency.

For Tamale South, the incumbent MP, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, was the only one who had filed as of yesterday.

Story by Vincent Adedze

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