The Northern Regional branch of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), has suspended two of its major positions from being contested in the region due to a court injunction.
The two positions – Regional Secretary and Organizer positions, were suspended because two aspirants vying for those positions claim they were wrongfully disqualified.
Mohammed Aliu, the disqualified regional secretary aspirant, accused the NDC’s General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah of deliberately disqualifying him to favour a preferred candidate.
He also criticized the NDC leadership for organizing the vetting in the region, amidst a heavy military presence.
The NDC’s Constituency elections also faced similar court cases.
Meanwhile, the party over the weekend held its Regional Congress to elect party executives, with the exception of the two positions that were suspended.
348 delegates from 31 Constituencies took part in the exercise.
Prior to the congress last Saturday, the NDC on Friday elected its Northern Regional Youth Organizer.
The incumbent regional Organizer, Adam Mohammed Amin Abio, retained his position by polling 62 votes out of the total votes cast.