NPP targets Kumbungu seat
The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is targeting the Kumbungu Parliamentary seat in the Northern Region.
Through a bi-election in 2012, the Kumbungu seat is currently occupied by Amadu Moses Yahaya on the ticket of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP).
The NPP’s Parliamentary candidate there says he is in the 2016 Parliamentary race as a game changer.
Iddrisu Muqtar Dems told Citi News the governing NDC’s Ras Mubarak is unpopular in the constituency, hence his assurance to win the seat.
As a social development specialist and a teacher, Iddrisu Muqtar Dems urged the electorate there to reject votes buying politicians.
He however pinpointed lack of resources as one of the factors affecting his campaign activities.
Iddrisu Muqtar Dems took a swipe at the Mahama led NDC administration of neglecting the
Kumbungu constituency on the transformational agenda.
According to him, the Kumbungu district which was carved out of the Tolon/Kumbungu district is lacking infrastructural development.
He mentioned bad road network, inadequate classroom blocks and a district assembly complex among others to buttress his point.
The NDC has since 1992 enjoyed electoral monopoly over the Kumbungu seat.
The CPP’s incumbent MP, Hon. Amadu Moses Yahaya won the seat through a bi-election in 2012.
The NPP which can boast of 10 out of 31 constituencies in the Northern Region targets the Kumbungu seat at the 2016 polls.
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