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Mion aspirant challenges results after polls


One of the parliamentary aspirants in the National Democratic Congress in the Mion constituency, Dr. Mu-Awia Zakaria is challenging the results of Saturday’s NDC parliamentary primaries.

Dr. Zakaria stated that the results at the end of polls from the 28 polling centers on Saturday are questionable because there were additions from doctored or compromised pink sheets.

Provisional results from the constituency after polls indicated that, Dr. Zakaria polled 1,639 votes while his main rival, Mohammed Abdul Aziz had 1,652.

Mr. Abdul Aziz told Zaa News that the electoral commission had declared the results. He took to Facebook to make his point.

But a statement issued in Tamale and signed by Dr Zakaria said, the figures remains disputed until all outstanding electoral issues are addressed.

He also dismissed media reports that sought to suggest that the Mion constituency NDC parliamentary primaries results have been declared.

Dr. Zakaria called on the people in Mion constituency and his supporters to remain calm until the process is complete. “We will deploy all legal means at our disposal to ensure that the will of the people of Mion is not compromised,” Dr. Zakaria said.

Ambulance to the constituency

About two weeks to the primaries, Dr. Zakaria donated a brand new ambulance vehicle worth thousands Ghanaian cedis to the people in the area which was a welcome relief to residents.

The ambulance according to Dr. Zakariah was to help reduce maternal mortality in the area. Mion constituency is one of the most deprived constituencies in terms of health care delivery in northern region.

It has a clinic at the district capital –Sang, but the facility is manned by nurses; it has no medical officer. Sick people and expectant mothers are normally transported from the hinterlands to the district capital by tricycle motor bikes.

The woes of the people of Mion constituency in accessing healthcare services may be over through the ambulance donation. Dr. Zakaria who is a medical doctor by profession before declaring his intention provided free medical services to more than three hundred people who were suffering from vision problems and other forms of illnesses in the Sang district.

Speaking to Zaa News after he presented the ambulance to the Regent of Sang, Dr. Zakaria said the Mion area is bedeviled with several challenges especially in the area of healthcare which need to be tackled head-on. He also added that he has registered over twenty-thousand people in the Mion constituency into the National Health Insurance Scheme.

Dr. Zakaria is contesting six others including president John Dramani Mahama’s former teacher, Alhaji Munkayila King Zakari. He was perceived as the unifier in the race.

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