Politics of Friday, 23 November 2012
Parliamentary candidates of the People’s National Convention (PNC) for this year’s elections are leading a campaign to kick out party presidential candidate, Hassan Ayariga two weeks to the December 7 polls.
The candidates have begun collecting signatures to petition the National Executive Committee of the party to remove Ayariga. The 94 parliamentary candidates say they no longer have confidence in Mr. Ayariga who they accuse of working against the party and its parliamentary aspirants.
The party’s parliamentary candidate for Tamale Central constituency, Salifu Iddrisu who is leading the campaign against their flag bearer, is sure of ousting the PNC presidential candidate before the country heads to the polls.
Mr. Ayariga has also incurred the wrath of some party executives who accuse him of being an appendage of the NDC after his performance at the IEA debate on Wednesday.
The executives called on the party’s National Executive Committee to rebuke Mr. Ayariga. But, General Secretary, Bernard Monah says there will be no such action since the case being made by the aggrieved executives had no merit.
Meanwhile, the party’s council of elders is set to hold an emergency meeting today in a desperate attempt to resolve the crisis.