The New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) incumbent Member of Parliament for Tatale-Sanguli Constituency in the Northern Region, has officially declared his intention to contest the 2016 Parliamentary election as an independent candidate.
James Cecil Yanwube made this known at a news conference in Tamale on August 18, 2016, ahead of his visit to the constituency to make the announcement.
His decision followed a demonstration by majority of his constituents and some NPP constituency executives, who admonished him to go independent.
According to him, his constituents’ threat to banish him from the area if he declined to contest as an independent candidate, informed his decision.
Cecil Yanwube reiterated the need for his constituents to massively vote for the NPP’s Presidential nominee, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo and him (Yanwube) at the 2016 polls.
He promised to galvanize enough support for Nana Akufo Addo in the constituency to overwhelmingly win the Presidential election ‘One touch.’
Cecil Yanwube thanked the chiefs and people of of Tatale-Sanguli for their unflinching support and assured them of exemplary leadership.
He also pledged to organize an issue-based campaign to reinforce the peace and unity there. He urged them to eschew tribal politics and rally behind him to retain his seat and accomplish his unfinished agenda.
The NPP’s 2016 Parliamentary candidate for Tatale-Sanguli, Thomas Nbomba, defeated Cecil Yanwube at the party’s Parliamentary primary.
Some of his constituents and some constituency executives argued that the electoral register was skewed in favour of Thomas Nbomba.
They later organized a mammoth demonstration in Tatale-Sanguli Township and openly declared their support for Cecil Yanwube to go independent.
As an orphan constituency, it was carved out of the Zabzugu-Tatale constituency in the Northern. region.
By: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/citifmonline.com/Ghana