Many incumbent constituency executives of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) suffered heavy defeats across all the constituencies in which voting was held.
THE CUSTODIAN has gathered that majority of the incumbent executives who were backed by the party’s Members of Parliament (MPs) were voted out in about 250 constituencies in elections held on Saturday and Sunday.
For instance, in the Asawase constituency, all the incumbents who were supported by the MP and Minority Chief Whip, Mohammed-Mubarak Muntaka lost.
There was a charged atmosphere at the election centre when the Returning Officer announced the results.
Commenting on the outcome of the polls, Mr. Muntaka said there was the need for a deep reflection on the outcome of the polls.
The Asawase MP said, “although he wished all the incumbent executives retained their positions, the delegates have made their choices.”
“The outcome of the results calls for a deep reflection from the party”, he stressed.
Incumbent constituency chairman Alhaji Musah Abubakar lost his seat after serving for 12 years.
The newly elected Chairman, Faisal Dauda polled 946 votes with the incumbent obtaining 775 votes.
A total of 1,854 delegates voted in the elections, and 46 contestants vied for 24 positions.
Before the elections, the Asawase MP called on the party to allow all the incumbents to go unopposed, insisting that changing what he called the winning team will be disastrous for the NDC in the Asawase Constituency.
However, Mr. Muntaka denied reports that he was going to resign from his position if his preferred candidates lost in the elections.
Meanwhile, the new chairman Faisal Dauda has called on party members to be “circumspect in their utterances against the losing team and the Member of Parliament for the area.”
The delegates in the Sissala West constituency also voted out former executives of the party who contested and confirmed new ones in a bid to win the 2024 election.
The only four members of the old executives who went unopposed to work with the newly elected executives were Mr Kuunibe Vitalis, treasurer; Mr Baluwie, Rahman, deputy treasurer; Mr Abudu Fuseini Gbene, communications officer and Mr Navel Saalburgs deputy communications whose positions were not contested.
Mr Mahamud Faisal, chairman-elect polled 469 votes to beat Mr Ishmael Manaf, the incumbent who managed 329, whilst the third contestant, Mr Sinto Sumaila Baluri had 166 votes.
Mr Gbanha Sumaila Mustapha beat his opponent Mr Osman Abdul Rahman with 317 to 161 votes for the vice chairman position.
Mr Issah Sulemana, defeated two contenders to win the secretary’s position with 520 votes leaving behind Mr Niabrara Sulemana with 294 and Osman Mustapha Jaadi with 340.
Deputy secretary was won by Yakubu Kayan with 476 votes to beat Adams Bandei Gbermie with 390 votes whike Mr
Giro Nashiru gamered 454 votes to beat Mr Baata Abass with 414 in the organizer’s position.
Mr Kasim Buy got 359, but lost to Adama Wahab who had 510 votes.
For the Youth organizers, Mr Fatchu Aziz lost to Mr Nurudeen Saani with 28 to 68 votes.
Deputy Youth Organizer went to Mr Kuriwie Abass with 46 votes beating Mr Nuhu Ballu with 25 and Mr Salim Douglas with 26 votes.
The Women’s Organizer slot went to Madam Mariam Kobzie who got 51 votes to beat long-term Madam Sumaila Alijata who gathered 45 votes.
For Zongo Caucus, Mr Abdul Wahid Tinga Salifu got 485 votes to beat Mr Fuseini Imoro who managed 382.
Alhaji Amin Amidu Sulemana, a former Member of Parliament for the Sissala West described the elections as a win for the NDC since the delegates selected their choice.
He commended the people for the show of unity and cooperation within the party, and noted that it was a win for the NDC and not for individual feat