An aspiring parliamentary candidate for the Kumbungu constituency, Dr. Hamza Adam has promised to retain the seat for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) when giving the nod to lead the party in the constituency.
Dr Adam, an educationist and senior lecturer at the Nyankpala campus of the University for Development Studies (UDS), made these remarks after presenting his nomination forms at the Kumbungu NDC office to contest the upcoming parliamentary primaries.
This will be the third time Dr Hamza Adam is contesting to lead the party in the Kumbungu constituency. In 2015, he contested the primaries but lost to current MP Ras Mubarak.
The NDC opened nominations on Wednesday, July 10 to Friday, July 12, 2019 and so far three persons have filed to contest the upcoming parliamentary elections in Kumbungu. They are Dr. Hamza Adam, Ras Mubarak and Abdallah Baba Ibrahim.
Speaking to Diamond News after submitting his forms, Dr Hamza was optimistic that he will be winning the internal elections by a landslide victory.
He said empowering the youth will be his main priority, and that includes creating an education fund to cater for the needy students in the constituency.
“Kumbungu has been our seat since 1992, and so I will work hard to retain it. I will empower the youth in this constituency through education to make them successful in life. Our constituency lacks behind in terms of development because we haven’t had good MPs. My main objective will be to lobby for development for this constituency when giving the mandate”, he stated.
Dr Hamza Adam also pledged to unite the party when giving the nod, saying the incumbent MP had failed the constituency and that he will work hard to unite the NDC members in the constituency.
The NDC has scheduled August 24, 2019 to elect parliamentary candidates for the 2020 general elections.