The Minister of Employment and Labor Relations, Haruna Iddrisu has promised that the ruling National Democratic Congress would recapture all parliamentary seats lost to the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2012 elections. The Tamale South Member of parliament says he will lead what he calls “operations recover all seats” from the NPP in that effort
The targeted seats according to Hon. Iddrisu are the 9 to 10 seats that the NDC lost due to political slippages and poor judgment in terms of the party not working together in the last general elections.
Iddrisu who led the successful “get Atta Mills elected” campaign said his team will work harder to improve president Mahama’s numbers while increasing the party's parliamentary seats in the 2016 elections.
The labor minister who is running unopposed at least for now and for the third time in the NDC November primaries expressed the hope that, with the strong constituency executives, he will emerge victorious. “We take advantage of all situations; all situations mean when there is registration of eligible and qualified persons to fill in the gaps,’’ the minister said.
Speaking to the media in Tamale after quietly filing his nomination papers, Iddrisu said though a lot has been done to improve the living standards of people in his constituency; he still plans to address the concerns of the people with a series of programs.
Touching on his seeking re-election, the Tamale South MP accompanied by former Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah to the party office, said his visibility and credibility brand is still intact and will lead him to victory in all the elections that he contests.
He also assured his constituents especially, women that he will soon roll out a micro program as soon as the NDC primaries are over to address access to micro credit finance to start business.