A former Independent Parliamentary aspirant for the Lawra constituency in the Upper East Region, Pascal Derrick, has called on all aggrieved National Democratic Congress (NDC) members contesting the upcoming parliamentary elections as Independent candidates to rescind their decisions.
Pascal Derrick had earlier filed to contest as an independent candidate for the Lawra Constituency.
He told Citi News
, the party’s interests far outweigh those of its individual members.
“If the party has persuaded some people not go independent, it’s up to him to decide whether it matters or not if they have really changed their decision to support their mother party...
but [if] there [were] some small differences [and because of that] you [were] going to go independent, and those have been resolved and you are coming to support your mother party, I don’t see anything wrong with that,” he said.
The leadership of the NDC issued a directive warning party members who had filed their nominations to contest the elections as Independent candidates to rescind it or lose their membership with the party.
Though some adhered to the directive, others are still contesting the elections as Independent candidates.