The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Tamale Central Constituency, Inusah Fuseini has revealed that the recent turf war within the ranks of the party leadership in the region is because of a list that is being compiled as delegates to the upcoming national delegates conference of the party.
According to him, the list must take into consideration a balance that will reflect the ethnic groupings in the region in order to ensure fairness and that no legitimate delegate is denied the opportunity to vote in the November 17, 2018 national delegates conference.
‘’What brought the disagreements to the forefront is that, you know on the 17th of November we are going for our national executive elections and we are compiling a delegates list. Per the NDC constitution, after the elections, you have co-opted membership and so the regional executive committee will sit down and co-opt based on the regional representation or ethnic representation which is reflected in the regional executive committee so that there will be a balance and so how to sit for this exercise is what has brought about the problem’’ he noted.
According to the former Minister for roads and highways in the John Dramani Mahama era, the regional executive committee after their elections have not had time to sit and gel and work together as a team, hence the differences between them.
The Northern regional secretary of the NDC, Salisu Be Awuribe was beaten by some party thugs earlier in the week for organizing a meeting without the consent of the regional chairman, Chief Alhaji Ibrahim Molbila.
Mr. Inusah Fuseini who is also the chairman of the northern region caucus in Parliament said he was with the regional secretary when the thugs manhandled him and called the development a sad one.
He assured that they will do everything possible to ensure that the issues are resolved before the party goes for the national executive elections.