Chief, Assemblyman join NPP in Tamale South Constituency
As the country prepares for December polls, party switching has become quite common among voters in the northern region.
In Vitting in the Tamale South constituency, two sympathizers of the opposition NDC have defected to the ruling NPP, citing numerous initiatives by the government as the bases for their change in political party affiliation.
The defectors were ushered into the NPP by its parliamentary candidate for Tamale South constituency Yakubu Yussif and Tamale Mayor Musah Superior.
Tamale South is considered stronghold of the NDC however, the NPP has vowed to unseat Minority leader, Haruna Iddrissu; accusing him of doing very little to develop the constituency having held the seat for 16 years.
One Yakubu Rufai, who is a former assembly man for Vitting electoral area together with Alhassan Salifu who doubles as a chief said, the Free SHS policy as well as NABCO and forestry, which was initiated by the NPP, are the reasons for their defection.
Manwhile, Alhassan Salifu recently defected from the NPP to the NDC and now back to the NPP.
In an interview with saganitvonline.com, mayor of Tamale, Iddrissu Musah Superior accused the Minority leader for claiming government projects in his constituency and deceiving his constituents that he has undertaken those projects. He therefore charged the crowd to vote massively for NPP since it is the only party which is development oriented.
The NPP Parliamentary candidate Yakubu Yussif on his part pleaded with the constituents to judge him by his good works and vote for him come december 7, 2020.
Source: Bawa Mugis