By-election in the offing NPP MP enskinned as Chief

Robert Nachinab Doaneng has been enskinned as the paramount chief of Tongo.

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Robert Nachinab Doaneng, MP for Talensi

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Member Parliament for Talensi in the Upper East region on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Robert Nachinab Doaneng has been enskinned as the paramount chief of Tongo.

The legislator succeeds the late Tongo-Raana Sapaalug-Namalteng Boara Yenga Kolbil. He once contested the skin in May 2007 but lost to the late chief.

However, Doaneng has already declared his intention not to contest the seat, but has remained silent over his resignation since the Constitution bars chiefs from active politics.

Article 276 of the 1992 Constitution states: (1) A chief shall not take part in active party politics; and any chief wishing to do so and seeking election to Parliament shall abdicate his stool or skin.

(2) Notwithstanding clause (1) of this article and paragraph (c) of clause (3) of article 94 of this Constitution, a chief may be appointed to any public office for which he is otherwise qualified.

Article 277 adds: In this Chapter unless the context otherwise requires, "chief" means a person, who, hailing from the appropriate family and lineage, has been validly nominated, elected or selected and enstooled, enskinned or installed as a chief or queenmother in accordance with the relevant customary law and usage.

Credible sources from the party however can confirmed that interested persons such as Mr. Robert Alibo, Mr. Thomas Doanaab  and  Mr. Williams Zuugah  are all potential candidates who have showed interest to contest the parliamentary primaries  to replace  the MP.

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