ANP dissolves setup in KP after poor performance in LB polls


ANP candidate returns victorious

Tariq Saeed

Following the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf dissolving its organizational setup in the wake of unsatisfactory performance in the recently concluded local bodies polls in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Awami National Party has also dissolved its local organizational structure in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province after a dismal performance during the Local Bodies elections

The Awami National Party that had ruled the province many times and also governed Khyber Pakhtunkhwa comfortably for five years after it emerged successful in the 2008 general elections, was marginalized in the 2018 general elections by the PTI and could hardly bag three provincial assembly seats. Likewise in the recently concluded LP polls it could hardly succeed on few seats including Mardan Mayor seat.

Insiders said the ANP leadership was quite annoyed over low voter turnout in favour of the party and dismal performance of the local leadership hence decided to dissolve all tehsil level organizational setup.

Also, the top leadership of the party decided to take action against ANP leaders who refrained from supporting the party candidate in the local bodies elections, the sources said.

Strict action is especially being planned in districts where the party showed a dismal performance with ANP spokesman saying that any action would be taken after receiving a report from the tehsil concerned.

Meanwhile Awami National Party’s Himayatullah Mayar has returned successful in the recounting of votes for Mardan’s city Mayor’s office.

According to Returning Officer, ANP candidate Himayatullah Mayar votes have increased by 2,026 votes after which he bagged 58,484 votes.

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