09, GNA – A group, calling itself ‘The Concern People of Zongo’ has expressed
displeasure at the current events in the two main political parties in the
country-NPP and NDC, in Zongo communities, especially, in the Asawase
It said it was
time these parties allowed democratic processes to prevail in choosing
parliamentary candidates for their parties for the upcoming 2020 general
jointly signed by the Chairman, Mr Mustapha Mohammed, and Mr Christopher
Nsobila, Secretary and issued in Kumasi on Monday, the group said the decision
by NPP and NDC to impose candidates on their members was creating unnecessary
tension in zongo communities.
regional executive committee of the NPP has made it clear that it would not
allow anybody to contest Mr Alidu Seidu, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of
Asokore-Mampong, while the NDC had also declared Alhaji Mohammed Muntaka
Mubarak, the sitting Member of Parliament (MP) of Asawase, as the sole
candidate of the party for the 2020 elections.
impositions were creating a lot of tension in Asawase and other adjoining zongo
communities, and the concerned group is worried about the rising tension.
therefore, pleaded that both parties allowed democratic processes to prevail in
choosing their parliamentary candidates for the constituency to let peace to
“To be honest,
there is no need to impose a candidate on us the indigenes of Asawase, let us
choose the candidate we want from both parties”, the group emphasized.
group called on the leadership of both parties to address these issues of
concern as soon as possible as the country readies for the year 2020 general