Three women win NPP primaries in Northern Region

Three women have won their bids to contest the 2016 parliamentary elections on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Northern Region.

The winners at the NPP’s parliamentary primaries, held on Saturday, were Hajia Kulsum Mohammed for Tamale North Constituency, Madam Alele Veronica for Bole Constituency and Hajia Alima Mahama for Nalerigu.

The parliamentary primaries also saw seven incumbent Members of Parliament (MP) for Bimbilla, Walewale, Yagba, Bunkpurugu, Yendi, Kpandia, and Chereponi winning by popularly acclamation.

Mr Thomas Ngomba beat the incumbent MP for Tatale-Sangule Constituency to represent NPP in the 2016 parliamentary elections while the remaining two incumbent MPs for Tolon, and Zabzugu Constituencies won their bids.

Others who won the primaries included Mr Charles Bintin, former Minister of Local Government for Saboba, Mr Mohammed Hashim Abdullah for Mion, Mr Salifu Braima for Salaga South, Dr Ziblim Iddi, Lecturer at the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana for Gushegu, Mr Samuel Tika Yeyu for Daboya-Mankango, Mr Yakubu Yussif for Tamale South, Mr Ibrahim Anyars Imoro for Tamale Central, Mr Habib Iddris for Sagnarigu and Alhaji Hardi Tuferu for Nanton.

The rest were Mr Somed Gunu for Savelugu, Mr Thomas Ogala for Wulensi, Mr Albert Kassim Diwura for Damongo, Alhaji Alhassan Abila for Salaga North, Mr Isaac Nakoja for Zabzugu, Mr Oscar Liwaal for Yunyoo, Mr Iddrisu Mutaru for Kumbungu and Mr Yakubu for Yarpei.

Meanwhile, parliamentary primaries at Sawla Constituency were postponed following wrong positioning of candidates on the ballot paper.

Mr Mohammed Abudul Kudus, Regional NPP Communicator told Ghana News Agency after the polls that the party would begin a reconciliation process to unite all party members for the 2016 general election.

Mr Kudus said the party would also come out with an agenda to prosecute the 2016 general election. GNA

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