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Sorogudoo confirms as DCE for Sagnarigu


The President nominee for the District Chie Executive for Sagnarigu, Mohammed Sorogudoo has been approved by the assembly members of the Sagnarigu district. He polled 31 votes out of the 32 assembly members representing 100 percent. One assembly member was absent.

The election was supervised by the northern regional directorate of electoral commission. Declaring the president nominee as DCE elect for Sagnarigu district, the Deputy Northern Regional Director of Electoral Commission Godfrey Okclcy said ’’at the end of the poll, those who voted for the president nominee (Mohammed Sorogudoo) thus, Yes were 31 and NO zero (0) and that by the powers vested in him he declares him, DCE elect’’.

The election was held at the new assembly hall of the Tamale Senior High School. In his address, the district chief executive elect for Sagnarigu, Mohammed Sorogudoo expressed his gratitude to assembly members for reposing confidence in him and that the district which used to be an orphan will no longer be an orphan district.

 He described his nomination and subsequent approval not just as a duty, not just an assignment discharged by His Excellence the president John Dramani Mahama, but an honor done for honorable members of the Sagnagrigu district assembly.   

The Northern regional Minister, Bede Ziedeng who has been acting as the DCE for the area, apologies to members for his inability to always be at assembly.

According to him, his is administering the other newly created assemblies such as Kumbungu, Gonja East and West in addition to what he called ’’the all mighty regional coordinating council’’.  

The minister also urged members of the assembly together to ensure speedy development of Saganarigu district. Mr Ziedeng told the assembly members and workers at the assembly to work in unity to leverage the people in the area from poverty and deprivation.

Mr Mohammed Sorogudoo was once an elected assembly member of the Tamale metropolitan assembly in 1989-95 and was subsequently became government appointee in 1998-2001, a trained journalist, agriculturalist and a social worker. The Sagnarigu district was carved out the Tamale metropolitan assembly by the NDC government during the creation of forty two district assemblies in 2011. It covers the entire Tamale north and Sagnarigu constituencies.   



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