The Chairman of the Savanna regional vetting committee of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ambassador Moses Mabengba, has said there were several deliberations prior to the vetting process to ensure the right qualified persons were chosen to lead the party in all constituencies of the region.
Ambassador Mabengba speaking in an interview with Class 91.3 FM’s Savanna regional correspondent mentioned party loyalty and commitment as some of the cardinal points that were considered in the process.
He indicated that the party is very much interested in candidates who will remain in the constituency after the Primaries and fight for the seats instead of travelling outside the country and giving opportunities to the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) candidates.
Ambassador Mabengba noted that the NDC as a party has become very attractive because of the poor and abysmal performance of the NPP which witnessed many people rushing to contest in the primaries to lead the party.
According to him, the vetting committee very much took all that into consideration.
He, however, bemoaned the limited number of women in the region going into the contest as it is only the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for the Salaga South constituency Hajia Ibrahima Zuwera who is still contesting without more of her female folks joining the contest in the region.
He used the opportunity to appeal to women in the Savanna Region to rally behind the party since other avenues such as appointments are in the pipeline for them when the party takes over the realm of affairs of the country.
He said the Functional Executive Committee (FEC) of the NDC has been tasked to look into the issue and advise the vetting committee appropriately in dealing with the matter.
Meanwhile, apart from the Yapei-Kusawgu constituency that has John Abdulai Jinapor as the sole candidate, all the remaining 6 constituencies in the region have other candidates filing for the primaries slated for Saturday, 13 May,2023.