Albert Futukpor, GNA
Tamale, Sept 5, GNA – The National
Democratic Congress (NDC) has launched its Tamale South Constituency campaign
targeting to win not less than 70,000 votes in the constituency in the general
election in December.
Mr Alban Bagbin, the Majority Leader in
Parliament, who led some prominent members of the NDC to address the teeming
supporters at the Vittin SHS Park in Tamale, said garnering at least 70,000
votes in the Constituency would help the Party to retain power.
Mr Bagbin said the NDC had targeted a
two-thirds majority in the next Parliament, and urged the supporters to work
hard to achieve that target.
He described Mr Haruna Iddrisu, the Member
of Parliament (MP) for the area, who is seeking reelection, as a ‘valuable person’
and told the constituents not to limit the number of terms he (Haruna Iddrisu)
would serve as their MP.
Dr Edward Omane Boamah, the Minister for
Communications, expressed confidence in the constituents to deliver the
targeted number of votes to ensure a resounding victory for the NDC.
Dr Boamah said Mr Iddrisu had placed the
Tamale South Constituency on the political map of the country, adding that the
MP had excelled in all his fields of endeavour, including as a student leader
and a politician.
Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, the Minister for
Roads and Highways, said the NDC had the North at its heart hence the numerous
development projects delivered in the Region, and urged them to vote massively
for the Party.
Mr Iddrisu, who is also the Minister for
Employment and Labour Relations, assured the constituents of continually working
hard to address their challenges.
The constituents should also work hard to
retain President John Mahama to complete an
eight-year tenure, he said.
The Tamale South Constituency, a stronghold
of the NDC, recorded more than 65,000 votes for the Party in the last general