Abdul Satar Bikurli, a Member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Northern Regional Communication Team has said that it was a shame on the NPP in the Northern Region that the Former Mayor of Tamale, Iddrisu Musah Superior lost in the region at the party’s National Delegates Conference.
He said while other candidates had overwhelming support from their home regions and won massively there, delegates from the Northern Region were the only group that did not show support to Mr Musah Superior who was vying for the position of General Secretary.
Mr Bikurli said it was therefore not surprising that Mr Superior lost even in his home region, despite being one of the best candidates for the position of General Secretary.
“I wasn’t surprised he lost in the region because that’s how we are” he lamented.
“We should always be supporting our brothers, however, as for Northern Region, we were those who were against him [Superior].
“Every candidate wins massively in his stronghold [home region], so votes from your stronghold must always be huge but when you lose your stronghold, it doesn’t help. So when the results started coming in and he lost in Northern Region, I knew we were in a difficult situation.” a very worried Satar Bikurli added, while speaking to Mumuni Yirifa Yunus on the Super Morning Show on Wednesday.
Mr Musah Superior who is the immediate past Mayor of Tamale and the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission was one of five Aspiring General Secretary of the NPP, going into the elections.
However, at the end of the polls last Saturday, he polled only 35 votes in the Northern Region.
The eventual winner, Justin Frimpong Kodua polled 177 votes while incumbent John Boadu polled 97 in the region.
Mr Kodua was declared winner after garnering 2,857 votes to beat the incumbent John Boadu who obtained 2,524 votes and Iddrisu Musah Superior who polled 104 votes out of a total 5,556 votes cast nationwide.
He said the Northern Region has always voted against its own people in national elections, noting that it was disturbing.
The NPP Communicator was however quick to add that, the situation was not only peculiar in the NPP but also in the NDC.
He wondered why the Northern Region would always “hate and vote against its own candidates in national elections”, calling on voters to emulate other regions who will always support their candidates over any other.
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