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I was targeting 80,000, Minority leader says as he retains Tamale South


The Minority leader in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu (Lawyer Aduna) the incumbent Member of Parliament for Tamale South constituency has retained the seat for the NDC.

He polled 69,307 votes to beat his closes contender, Yakubu Yussuf of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who had 23,417 votes.

The Minority leader won the Tamale South Constituency for the fifth time in the 2020 Parliamentary elections with a margin of 45,890

Mr. Kasim Abdul Jalilu of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) polled 731 votes while Mr. Imoro Nabila Sualisu of the People’s National Convention (PNC) had 542 votes of the total number of votes cast.

Addressing the media, Haruna Iddrisu thanked the chiefs and the people of Tamale South Constituency for reposing confidence in him and assured them of championing the cause of the constituency.

“Even though I wanted some 80,000, nonetheless it’s still worthwhile. I want to thank the people of Tamale South for the confidence imposed in me. I trust that I will continue to be a strong advocate for the people of Tamale and I pray and pledge that I will reflect and mirror their needs and aspirations and contribute to the good governance of Ghana and contribute to building Parliament as strong, viable, transparent and accountable institution,” Haruna Iddrisu assured.

On the Presidential ballot, the NPP’s Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo garnered 25,472 votes whiles John Dramani Mahama of the NDC got 67,261 votes.

Touching on the Savelugu constituency, Haruna Iddrisu raised concerns about the delay in declaring the results in the constituency adding that the NDC will resist any attempt by the EC to subvert the will of the people in the constituency.

He condemned the act of an EC official by name Ismael Kwashie, who he accused of intentionally trying to change the outcome of the parliamentary election in Savelugu by adding one additional ballot paper to the presidential ballot.

The EC official, Ishmael Kwashie has since been arrested and in the police custody for further investigations and a possible prosecution.

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