Daily Graphic Editor wins NDC parliamentary primaries
8/20/2012 10:01:26 PM -
Jinsonayili (N/R), Aug. 20, GNA - Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini, Night Editor at Graphic Communications Group Limited has won the bid to contest the Sagnarigu North Constituency parliamentary elections on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Alhaji Fuseini polled 112 votes to beat four other contestants during the primaries organized by the party at Jinsonayili, near Tamale on Monday.
The election was supervised by officials from the Electoral Commission.
The losers included Madam Olivia Yahaya, Northern Regional Manager of the Ghana School Feeding Programme, who polled 93 votes, Hajia Hawawu Boya Gariba, Deputy Minister of Women and Children's Affairs, who polled 10 votes, Mr Soulisu Salifu Alabila, and Mr Richard Yakubu Andani, who polled two votes and one vote respectively.
Out of a total of 222 delegates, 219 were present to cast their votes, whiles one vote was rejected.
The Sagnarigu North Constituency is one of the 45 new constituencies that the Electoral Commission is seeking to create.
In his acceptance speech, Alhaji Fuseini thanked the delegates for the confidence reposed in him and promised to work hard to win the seat.
He called on the losing contestants as well as supporters to close their ranks and work together to enable the party to win massively in the constituency.