Ghana Politics

Farouk Aliu Mahama wins Yendi seat

The New Patriotic Party(NPP) Parliamentary Candidate for Yendi constituency in the Northern Region, Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama has been declared the winner of the seat.

The son of the late former Vice President of Ghana polled 12,144 votes as against his closest contender and NDC candidate Lawyer Jofa Fatawu Alhassan who garnered 7,200 votes.

Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama is the Deputy Procurement Manager of the Ghana Cocoa Board(COCOBOD).

In June 2020, he was elected as the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate for the Yendi.

Farouk Aliu Mahama polled 244 votes as against 210 and 139 votes obtained by Abibata Shanni Mahama Zakaria, a Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Microfinance and Loans Centre (MASLOC) and Baba Daney, a Chartered Accountant respectively.

The Yendi constituency was a safe seat for the NPP until 2008 when it was won by an independent candidate.

The incumbent Member of Parliament for the constituency, who is also the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mohammed Habib Tijani, recaptured the seat in 2012 before retaining it in 2016 but decided not to run again, paving way for the three aspirants to battle for the parliamentary candidate slot.


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