Six polling chairmen of the NPP in the Tamale Central constituency have appealed to the leadership not to allow Professor Wayo Seini to stand on the party's ticket in the April 4 bye-election.
They have warned that any attempt to impose him will be fiercely resisted.
A spokesman for the six chairmen, Abdul Mumeen Hussein Omusco, says even though they cherish Professor Seini's return to the party, they believe that his candidature will create problems in the party; akin to the crises he created in the NDC.
Prof Wayo Seini's decision to contest the bye-election on the ticket of the ruling NPP was not only received with surprise but also triggered debate.
The six men calling on the NPP leadership to exercise what they term a high sense of political maturity by persuading Prof Wayo Seini to rescind his decision or prevent him from contesting the seat.
They allege that the imposition of his candidature on the opposition NDC created problems for the party.
The six men said Professor Wayo Seini has not only lost credibility as a politician but has also lost respect as a senior citizen of the area.
Mr Hussein Omusco said there are equally genuine and committed people in the party who are willing to contest and must be encouraged.
He threatened that the youth of the party will boycott the bye-election should Prof Wayo Seini be elected as candidate.
Meanwhile four names have come up for the contest. They are Aliku Said, Abdul Atta, and Musa Iddrisu both activists of the NPP and deputy Northern regional minister, Mohammed Hamid Andah.