51 NPP Gurus Chase 10 Positions In N/R
A total of 51 persons are seeking to contest for only ten elective slots for the regional positions of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Northern Region.
At the close of vetting, 51 applicants were found to be eligible to contest for the positions in what promises to be one of the keenest contests in the history of the party in the region.
Regional Communications Officer, Issahaku Abdul Latif, who disclosed this in an exclusive interview with the media, added that five others are in the race with outspoken Regional Chairman, Daniel Bugri Naabu for his position.
They include; Mohammed A Baantima Samba who has been tipped by many as the favourite to give the incumbent a run for his money, Alhaji Abdallah Hindu who is the current Regional Organiser, Alhaji Mugisu Sibawey a serial contestant for the Regional Chairman, Daniel Bugri Naabu the incumbent and Amadu Inusah Dagomba Boy the Yendi Constituency Chairman.
Pundits argue that Bugri Naabu faces a herculean task of beating his closest contender, Mohammed A Baantima Samba who is reported to be engaging various constituencies and, in some cases, has started constructing constituency offices for them.
It is also the first time the race for the Chairmanship has recorded more than 3 compared to previous contests where the numbers were either two or three.
Meanwhile, six persons are in the race for the Regional Secretary position of the party including; Sule Salifu the incumbent, Abukari Iddrisu, Natoma Awusi Mahama, Sule Sambian a private legal practitioner who is leaving nothing to chance and one Mohammed Yussif Alhassan.
Fredrick Tahiru, Atik Shiraz, Tamimu Fayal, Mohammed Alhassan Ghana, Adam Abdul Bashiru and A. Sham-Una Gazi also face it out for the Regional Youth Organiser contest while Rashid Salifu C.O.P Peter Wuni Baaga, Alidu Musah and Bashiru Mohammed are seeking to outsmart each other to determine who becomes the Regional Organiser.
The rest are Hajia Safia Mohammed, Issahaka Sahadatu, Hajia Ayishetu Mahama Hajia Rahana Aziz and Suraiya Manan for Regional Women’s Organiser, Iddrisu Sunday, Dr Salifu Nantogma Alhassan, Alhaji Iddrisu Sulemana and Abdul Rahman Salisu Mahama for Regional First Vice Chairperson, Hajia Amama Sayibu, Felicia Tettey, Yahaya Iddi Mutawakilu, Baba Kadiago, Hamdia Shahad Alhassan and Ibrahim Gariba for Second Regional Vice Chairperson.
Peter Kwabena Dwomo Tuffour, Benjamin Mensah, Hussein Yussif, Alhaji Sibidow Alhassan Yakubu and Collins Kwesi Antwi also slug it out for the position of Treasurer while Haruna Iddrisu, Alhaji Baba Alhassan, Abdallah Salifu Dc, Alhassan Abdul Jalil and Kwayaja Ngamiba face each other for position of Deputy Regional Secretary.
Finally, Sham-Una Ilyasu, Mohammed Shukurulah Bamba, Adam Abdul Fatawu, Sulemana Alidu and Abdul Rahman Meriga go into the race to determine who is superior to become the Regional Nasara Coordinator.