Thu. Dec 1st, 2022

The New Patriotic Party (NPP ) parliamentary candidate for Tamale Central Constituency in the just ended elections, Dr. Ibrahim Barhama Anyars has said that his team has prepared the ground very well for the party to win the seat in future.

Dr. Barhama who represented the party in the last elections said this at his campaign office yesterday, December 9, when he was addressing the media to console his supporters and congratulate his opponent Ibrahim Mohammed Murtala for the lost and victory respectively.

“…sadly, as a New Patriotic Party and a candidate representing the party, we did not win. But, somehow, in terms of putting efforts into the campaign, the party gained a lot of fortune within the Tamale Central constituency, in terms of appreciation in our votes share for both the presidential and parliamentary elections. For me as a candidate, having followed the journey of the party from 2016 to 2020… for a constituency that is largely seen to be the terain of NDC. Yesterday, at the end of the collation I extended my congratulations to the NDC candidate, Hon. Ibrahim Mohammed Murtala”, the defeated NPP 2020 parliamentary candidate said.

“I have counted myself as been two (2) times lucky. The party has always followed me on this adventure, we have done that in 2016, we came back to fight again. But, I believe sincerely, that the Tamale Central constituency will someday fall, very soon is going to fall for the New Patriotic Party, I have no doubt in my mind. And that is going to be on account of the sort of record in terms of our developmental efforts”, he added.

Dr. Barhama used the opportunity to thank everyone who supported his campaign diversely chalked this gains, assuring them that their efforts won’t go in vain.He also called on the constituents to desist from actions that will provoke their political opponents, whether in celebrating their victory or mourning their loses.

Despite losing to his contender, Murtala Mohammed of the main opposition NDC at Monday’s general elections, the NPP Parliamentary Candidate for Tamale Central, Dr. Ibrahim Anyars saw his votes appreciating in the figures as compared to 2016.

In the 2020 elections, the constituency has been calm throughout the election process from voting to the counting of ballots and results declaration.

The National Democratic Congress’ parliamentary candidate, Ibrahim Mohammed Murtala, won the seat with 41,156 votes while Dr Ibrahim Anyars polled 33,699 votes.

In the presidential election, NDC’s John Dramani won with 45,206 votes while the NPP’s Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo polled 28,897 votes.

Political analysts have expressed worry in the vote difference between the NDC presidential and parliamentary candidate.

According to them, the vote difference is a clear indication that the constituents voted base on party symbols rather than the strength of the candidate.

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