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Skepticism within NDC over ‘Operation Win All Seats’ in N/R

Though Tamale South is safe for the NDC, the rivalry between Haruna Iddrisu and Tamale Central's Inusah Fuseini is seen as going to cost the party
The rivalry between Haruna Iddrisu and Tamale Central’s Inusah Fuseini is seen as going to cost NDC

A deep throat source within National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Northern Region has revealed that the “Operation Win All Seats” declared by its Northern Regional Camping Team is unrealistic.

The National Democratic Congress in 2012 lost some seven seats to the New Patriotic Party and one each to the Convention People’s Party and an independent candidate after what members termed as a “weak front”.

The Tamale North Parliamentary Seat was lost to its current Member of Parliament Alhassan Dahamani, an independent candidate, following his disqualification by the executives to file on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress after it was revealed leadership imposed the defeated Member of Parliament Abukari  Sumani, who had occupied the seat for over a decade on electorates.

But at the inauguration  of the Constituency Campaign Task Force by the Regional Campaign Team supported by the National Campaign Coordinator Kofi Adams, the team revealed “it is recapturing all lost seats” thus winning all 31 seats with 60 per cent of the total votes for President John Dramani Mahama.

But the source questioned how the National Democratic Congress will win all 31 seats with the ongoing internal wrangling.

The rivalry between the Members of Parliament for the Tamale South Haruna Iddrisu and Tamale Central Inusah  Fuseini which is now an open secret is one of the numerous wrangling bedevilling the party.

The wrangling is said to have caused division within the party’s leadership in Tamale as they are torn between rallying behind the two rivals.

The source also revealed, the Deputy Northern Regional Chairman Joseph Amuzu has threatened to exit the party for some unfair treatment from other members of the party.

The source was, however, tight-lipped over what could inform the Mr Amuzu to threaten an exit ahead of election 2016.

The source also disclosed that some parliamentary seats of the party is said to be slipping off the grips of the National Democratic Congress.

“The reality is that the Savelugu, Tolon, Sagnerigu among other seats are shaking and I will rather prefer we set a realistic target so we can work within our reach to secure those seats,” the source stated.

Meanwhile, executives of New Patriotic Party in the Northern Region have also declared 25 seats out of the 31 parliamentary seats ahead of the 2016 election.

The New Patriotic Party currently occupies nine parliamentary seats after it managed to win an additional seven seats to its existing four in the 2012 general elections.

The party is set to launch its 2016 manifesto in Tamale on October, 15 2016, as parts of it measures to canvas for more votes for its flagbearer Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo,  a source has revealed.

By Zubaida Ismail|3news.com|Ghana

Twitter: @3Newsgh

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