The governing New Patriotic Party has witnessed an incident and petition free vetting of five parliamentary aspirants in the Upper East Region ahead of it’s parliamentary primaries in April.
The aspirants represent three Constituencies in the region which includes; Tempane,Zabila and Navrongo Central.
In the Tempane Constituency, incumbent Member of Parliament and Deputy Attorney General,Hon. Joseph Dindiok Kpemka is lucky to sail on a luxurious political treat to go unopposed and had to only go through the vetting for formality.
But in Zebila Constituency which is occupied by Deputy Upper East Regional Minister, Frank Fuseini Adongo,is to be fiercely contested by Dr. Kingsley Kurug,a known personality in that area.
The Navrongo Constituency where political lenses are focused so far as the upcoming primaries are concerned,has Minister for Aviation and MP for the area,Hon. Joseph Kofi Adda and first female Upper East Regional Minister and Parliamentary Aspirant,Hon. Tangoba Abayage locking horns to lead the party.
The vetting which took place at the party’s regional office in Bolgatanga,witnessed party supporters thronging to support their candidates.
Unusual of a political gatherings which come with pockets of misunderstanding and pandemonium among party supporters, the vetting process was without any isolated incident of chaos.
After the successful vetting of the aspirants,balloting was done for both Zebila and Navrongo Central while,Tempane will be acclamation since the MP, Hon. Joseph Dindiok Kpemka is to go unopposed.
On position one on the ballot paper for Navrongo Central Constituency is Hon.Tangoba Abayage with Hon .Joseph Kofi Adda placed second.
Hon.Frank Fuseini Adongo also occupies the first position on the ballot in Zebila while his contender,Dr.Kingsley Kurug places second.
Meanwhile, an incident which threw the crowd agog was when the two candidates for Navrongo Central, Hon.Tangoba Abayage and Hon.
Kofi Adda welcomed each other with beaming smiles and a handshake as a sign of unity ahead of the primaries.
This came as a dismay to many because of isolated cases of communication vituperations from the camp of Kofi Adda to Madam Tangoba which should have created a bad blood between the two but has been overlooked for the purpose of unity and incident free primaries.
The NPP has only three seats in the Upper East Region out of the 15 Constituencies with the NDC occupying the rest of the 12 seats.
Third National Vice Chairman of the NPP, Michael Omari Wadie led the Vetting Process aided by National Organizer,Sammy Awuku with support from the regional executives headed by the Chairman,Anthony Namoo.