Politics of Thursday, 24 December 2015
Mr. Ibrahim Shaibu has been elected as the Northern Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP), pledging to work with zeal to substantially increase the party’s share of votes in the region, come the 2016 polls.
This was at the party’s regional conference held at Tamale.
Other officers elected included Jibril Bawa Mohammed, first Vice Chairman, Adam Rukaya, second Vice Chairman, Mohammed Abdulai Karim, Secretary, Indiego Ben Abdulai, Deputy Secretary, and Abdulai Yahaya, Treasurer.
The rest were Mohammed Yakubu, Deputy Treasurer, Abdulai Mohammed Faza, Youth Organizer, Abubakari Seidu, Deputy Youth Organizer, Hajia Amina Gumbilla, Women’s Organizer, and Abdulai Ibrahim, Communications Officer.
They were all returned unopposed in an election supervised by the Tamale Metropolitan Director of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mr Andani Issah.
The Regional Chairman said the NDP was in for serious business and would make a strong showing in the coming presidential and parliamentary elections.
He asked the members and supporters to remain loyal and accept to make the needed sacrifices to assure the party of electoral victory.
Alhaji Mohammed Frempong, the General Secretary, said when voted into power, it would provide the right leadership to restore hope to the people and transform their socio-economic situation.
He called on voters not to allow themselves to be deceived and vote out the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), which he said, was absorbed in corruption.
“We are all aware of the suffering we had gone through over the past seven years”, he said adding that, change was coming.
The NDP is almost finished with the election of its regional officers across the country and preparing to go to congress to elect the national leadership and presidential candidate.