The Parliamentary Aspirant in the Bimbilla constituency, Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Zaruk , has accused the Northern Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party(NPP), Chairman Mohammed Adam Bantima Samba of sabotaging him to have him disqualified ahead of upcoming parliamentary primaries.
According to the aspirant, the Northern Regional Chairman personally called to persuade him to step down from the upcoming NPP primaries but he refused.
“Chairman Samba called and asked me to step down and I refused then he told me that he would mafia me and I’m sure this is the mafia work. The vetting committee chairman wanted to clear me but Chairman Samba was inside to fight the committee chairman so you see the conduct of Chairman Samba? What have I done wrong? Nitiwul has been MP for several years so why can’t anybody contest him”. He wondered
He indicated that the Bimbilla constituency chairman and other executives prevented him from contesting the incumbent MP, Dominic Nitiwul.
“The Bimbilla chairman and his executives invited me and told me not to pick the nomination forms because they didn’t want me to contest in the elections so how do you expect fairness”. He lamented.
Meanwhile, supporters of Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Zaruk, have threatened to vote skirt and blouse in the 2024 general election should the party impose a candidate on them.
The Vetting Committee Chairman, Kwodwo Afari, in an interview, could not categorically state whether the aspirant Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Zaruk has been disqualified or not.
“The aspirant Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Zaruk came before the committee and admitted he didn’t file his forms properly and we were willing to allow him to file the forms properly but his attitude after the vetting shows that he is not willing to be a good party person and he also admitted that the forms he showed to the media was a rough work he did on the forms but he aimed to transfer the rough work onto the main forms so he admitted and apologized to the committee”.
The Northern Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party(NPP), Chairman Mohammed Adam Bantima Samba, however, denied sabotaging the aspirant adding that as the chairman of the party it was his responsibility to ensure that the party selects a candidate who can win the Bimbilla seat for the party.