The only female aspirant in the Salaga South Constituency of the NDC in the Savannah region Hajia Zuweira Ibrahima has beaten three strong men men to win the NDC parliamentary primaries yesterday
Hajia Zuweira Ibrahima polled 472 votes to beat the immediate past Member of Parliament for the constituency Alhaji Ibrahim Dey who polled 260 votes.
The other two, Alhaji Ahmed Saaka Shuaib pulled 116 while Musah Luqman Jawula polled 1 vote.
Hajia Zuweira speaking after she was declared winner said the victory is not for her but for the entire NDC.
She appealed to the other aspirants to support her in 2020 to win the Salaga South Constituency seat back from the NPP.
“I am not celebrating because this is just the beginning, the next step is to whip the grassroots together to win our seat back from the NPP and I will need the support of my other colleagues”; she said.
She was optimistic with hard work and determination, the NDC will bounce back to power.
On her part the National Women’s Organizer of the NDC Dr. Louisa Hannah Bissiw who observed the elections at Salaga applauded delegates for comporting themselves and ensuring the election is free and fair.
She called on them to rally behind the candidate to hit the branches to win the 2020 elections.
In the Salaga North Constituency the incumbent Hon Alhassan Mumuni polled 308 polled to beat Mohammed Abdulai who got 50 votes.
The Daboya- Mankarigu Constituency was keenly contested with the incumbent MP Hon Mahama Shaibu getting 261, Mr Timothy Dangana coming second with 172 votes and a the immediate former MP for the constituency Hon. Abudu Nelson getting 123 votes.
It was a landslide for the incumcent MP for Damongo Constituency Hon. Adams Mutawakilu who had 403 votes as against Mr Yakubu Yussif Castro who polled 102 votes.
Three incumbent MP’s in the Savannah Region went unopposed and they are Hon Yusif Sulemana for the Bole-Bamboi Constituency; Hon Andrews Chiwitey for the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba Constituency and Hon John Abdulai Jinapor for the Yapei-Kusawgu Constituency.
The NDC parliamentary primaries was very peaceful in the Savannah Region.