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Security analyst , others disqualified from contesting NPP primaries

Source:Savannanews24.com/Hamza Lansah Lolly:

The Executive Director at Africa Center for Security and Counterterrorism, Mr Emmanuel Wamanye Kotin has been disqualified from contesting  the 2020 NPP parliamentary primaries in the Saboba constituency of the Northern Region.

The National Vetting Committee of the also disqualify Mr Prince Hardi Adams and Mr Mahama Osman, both parliamentary aspirants in the Gushegu constituency.

The disqualification of the Mr Hardi Adams and Mr Mahama Osman means that the incumbent MP and Deputy Minister of Tourism, Dr Ziblim Iddi will be going unchallenged.

Earlier, supporters of Mr Kotin in the Saboba constituency have demonstrated against his disqualification.

In a press release issued and signed by the Northern Regional secretary, Alhaji Yakubu Sibdow on 13th March 2020, said they were disqualified on “legitimate grounds”.

The statement urges the disqualified aspirants to seek redress if they so wish.

“Any APC who feels dissatisfied with the recommendations of the National Parliamentary Vetting Committee(NPVC) can seek re-dress from the National Parliamentary Appeals Committee of the party”.

Read below the press release:

*13th March, 2020*

*Press Release*

*NATIONAL PARLIAMENTARY VETTING COMMITTEE – NORTHERN REGION:*

*RECOMMENDED PARLIAMENTARY ASPIRANTS IN CONSTITUENCIES WITH SITTING MPs*

In line with the rules, regulations and guidelines for the conduct of parliamentary primaries, the National Parliamentary Vetting Committee, Northern Region hereby publishes the list of recommended Aspiring Parliamentary Candidates (APCs) after two days of vigorous vetting of 22 aspiring parliamentary candidates.

Of the 22 APCs, 19 comprising 2 females and 17 males have been recommended to contest the 25th April, 2020 Primaries in the Northern Region.

Emmanuel Kotin of Saboba Constituency, Hardi Adams and Mahama Osman of the Gushegu Constituency have been disqualified on various legitimate grounds.

Here is the list of recommended Aspiring Parliamentary Candidates;

*SAVELUGU CONSTITUENCY*

Mohammed Abdul Somed

*KPANDAI CONSTITUENCY*

Mathew Nyindam

*BIMBILLA CONSTITUENCY*

Dominic Nitiwul

*GUSHEGU CONSTITUENCY*

Ziblim iddi

*NANTON CONSTITUENCY*

1) Mohammed Hardi Tuferu

2) Kamaldeen Abdulai

*TOLON CONSTITUENCY*

1) Habib Iddrisu

2) Wahab Suhuyini Wumbei

3) Jaagbo Baako

4) Mohammed Zakaria

5) Sayibu Amama

*SABOBA CONSTITUENCY*

1) Charles Bintim

2) Abraham Jawol Binapadam

3) Kayil Banabas

*YENDI CONSTITUENCY*

1) Abibata Shanni Mahama Zakaria

2) Farouk Aliu Mahama

3) Osman Baba Daney

*WULENSI CONSTITUENCY*

1) Thomas Donkor Ogaja

2) Abdulai Haruna

Any APC who feels dissatisfied with the recommendations of the National Parliamentary Vetting Committee(NPVC) can seek re-dress from the National Parliamentary Appeals Committee of the party.

Once again, the NPVC, wishes to extend its appreciation to the Constituency Elections Committees, APCs, the media and the security for making the exercise a success.

…signed……

Alhaji Sibdow Alhassan Yakubu

Secretary, National Parliamentary Vetting Committee, NR

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