Sun. Nov 27th, 2022

Member of Parliament for Sagnarigu constituency, Alhassan Bashiru A. Fuseini has attributed the “sterling performance” of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and its parliamentary candidate to “distribution of fish”, known in local parlance as momoni and Maggie to the constituents.

The Sagnarigu legislator made these allegations when he was speaking on Point Blank, a segment of Citi FM’s Eyewitness News today, December 17, 2020.

“Let me indicate to you. This is one of the corruption prone elections that anybody has seen. In my constituency, NPP shared money as goodies 2 complete days. Even on the day of polling, they were sharing money. They shared rice. They shared even kako, momoni and Maggie cubes. Ask them. They can’t deny it. It is the constituency the president himself campaigned in”, the MP said.

“The president tasked the Tamale and Sagnarigu MCEs to get me out. They did everything and it does not work. And that is why I am telling you that, the Bilichin people of Sagnarigu constituency, their integrity can not be traded on the alter of anything”, he added.

According to him, for his people being persons of integrity, they would have fallen for the offer, which he described as copious “vote buying”.

A. B. A. also believed the decrease in strength of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and increase in NPP votes are due to the creation of new regions.

The vociferous MP went into the elections seeking for the people’s mandate to represent them for the third time.

Madam Felicia Tetteh, who contested against the incumbent MP polled 26,434 against the Alhaji A. B. A. Fuseini who went into the elections seeking reelection, but managed to get 34,989 votes.

She made history of winning 42 ballot boxes out of 156 ballot boxes, reducing the gap between the NDC and NPP from 19, 000 in 2016 to 8, 000 this year.

The Northern Regional school feeding program coordinator has assured that with this performance, she is going to stage a comeback to defeat the NDC MP.

“I am coming back hard”, she said in an interview with the media about a week ago.

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