The New Patriotic Party (NPP’s) parliamentary candidate for Tamale South constituency Yakubu Yussif, has disputed claims by the incumbent MP of the area Haruna Iddrisu that, he lobbied and initiated the road construction being undertaken within the constituency.
Yakubu Yussif described the minority leader claims as false. According to him the NPP government awarded the projects to the MP’s construction firm hence he cannot take credit for the projects because government has paid him for executing the projects
The NPP PC made these remarks when he formally filed his nomination forms at the Electoral Commission (EC) to contest the December 7 Parliamentary elections.
The programs manager at the Business Development ministry is vying to unseat the incumbent MP of the area Haruna Iddrisu who doubles as the minority leader of parliament.
The Tamale South challenger was accompanied by constituency executives led by Alhaji Hashimy the constituency chairman and some party faithful’s where he handed his nomination form, a filing fee of GH¢10,000, and other relevant requirements to the Tamale Metropolitan EC officer Bismarck Enteh at the Metropolitan EC office.
Speaking to the media after submitting his forms, Yakubu Yussif indicated that the minority leader during a campaign tour within the constituency told the residents that he lobbied and initiated the road construction being undertaken within the constituency.
“All the developmental projects in Tamale South constituency are being embarked upon by our government, and so he cannot claim credit for these projects, when his party was in power how many projects did he execute in the constituency, and now that NPP government is undertaking this historic development you want to take ownership?
Yakubu Yussif believes the NDC law maker has not lived up to expectation despite spending Sixteen years in parliament, he added the MP has been a “total failure” to the constituents, he said he is the only person who can rescue the Tamale South constituency from further damages brought on them by the incumbent MP, Haruna Iddrisu.
He has therefore called the constituents to give him their mandate come December 7 to enable him transform the constituency.
Story By: Alhassan Yakubu