Three sitting Members of Parliament in the Upper West Region have lost the chance of contesting in the upcoming 2020 general elections after they were floored in the just ended NPP primaries.
The Memeber of Parliament for Sissala West constituency Hon. Patrick Al-hassan Adama could not secure the ticket of leading the party in the constituency after he lost the contest to Hon. Salifu Naliwie Balluwie after polling 145 votes against his contender who polled to himself 271 votes. The third contender in the race Luritia John Bosco who doubles as the Regional Youth Organiser of the party only managed to secure 9 votes.
In the Wa East constituency, the delegates who seemed to have been fed up with the incumbent Member of Parliament, Hon. Godfred Bayong Tangu who represented the people for three times in parliament was voted out after Ing. Salifu Yakubu pulled him back with 214 votes and the incumbent only struggled to amass 182 votes. The two first timers, Dr. Adams Yakubu Sorikoung Adama had 140 votes whiles the only banker among them Adams Baduon Nasirudeen polled 16 votes.
Meanwhile, Sissala East constituency which was the talk of town prior to the primaries, the Deputy Upper West Regional Minister Hon. Amidu Chinnia Issahaku took away the ticket of leading the party from the incumbent Member of Parliament, Hon. Ridwan Abass Dauda after he secured 250 votes leaving 195 votes for the incumbent MP.
However, the Deputy Minister in charge of Roads and Highways, Hon. Anthony Abaefah Karbo who doubles as the Member of Parliament for Lawra constituency and who is believed to have ‘boxed’ his cards well, showed his contender his level by amassing 404 votes leaving Bilson to struggle with only 32 votes.
The primaries went on smoothly in the region without any form of rancor and security personnel were stationed in almost all the polling centres.
By: Saeed Fatawu|myradiowaa.com|92.1fm|