NDC ELECTIONS: ABANGA SOLOMON STANDS TALL IN THE MIDST OF FOUR OTHERS
As the major opposition party, NDC, is preparing to hold its Constituency executives elections in the various 275 constituencies across Ghana, many individuals are out to grab slots for themselves.
In the Upper East Region, there are 16 constituencies within that catchment. That region is one of the strongholds of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). The region gave the NDC about fifteen seats out of sixteen parliamentary seats in the 2020 elections.
Our journalist took a trip to the Garu District/Constituency to ascertain the level of campaign activities among party members over the upcoming elections.
The notable position, the Chairmanship, is between incumbent Larry and accountant Abugba. It is not very clear who has the upper hand in that category. Many fingers pointed the incumbent whilst, others also tipped the debutant.
We took a keen look at the Constituency Youth Organizer position. In the Garu Constituency, about five people are vying for that position. Our checks indicated one of them is outstanding among the rest, due to his numerous positive activities towards the youth of the area.
There is a clear indication that, Solomon Abanga popularly known as Sulley BORGA is outstanding. He is a native of the area and an entrepreneur. Sulley BORGA has had the experience of travelling out of the country but returned to continue his business in Ghana.
Speaking to the delegates on anonymity, delegates said they believe in the proactivity of Sulley US and his loyalty to the party members as well as the generality of the people of the area.
The Garu Constituency formerly Garu-Tempane Constituency have all MPs being NDC with only one independent candidate with the “Ya B33” mantra who was able to sail through. The Tempaan Constituency on the other was also cut of the Garu-Tempane Constituency in 2012. It has had two NDC MPs and one NPP MP [Lawyer Kpemka] .
BELOW ARE MPs FOR GARU CONSTITUENCY SINCE 1992 ELECTION
1. 1992- Dominic Aziembe Azumah_ NDC
2.1996- Dominic Aziembe Azumah_NDC
3. 2000- Joseph Akudbilla_ Independent
4.2004- Dominic Aziembe Azumah_NDC
5. 2008- Dominic Aziembe Azumah_ NDC
6. 2012- Dominic Aziembe Azumah_ NDC
7. 2016- Albert Akuk Alalzuug_NDC
8. 2020- Albert Akuk Alalzuug_NDC
9. 2024 – – – –
ON THE OTHER SIDE, BELOW ARE THE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE LED THE PEOPLE OF THE INFANT TEMPAAN CONSTITUENCY THI SINCE 2012 ELECTIONS
(1) David Adakudugu- 2012 Election, NDC
(2) Joseph Kpemka- 2016 Election, NPP
(3) LYDIA AKANVARIBA- 2020 Election NPP
Meanwhile, the former chief executive officer of the Quality Group Of Companies, Dr Francis Adams Asaana contested for the Timpani seat in 2016 as an independent candidate but lost and later departed from the world early 2020.
The Garu Constituency shares boundaries with the Nakpanduri area to the South, West is the Toende enclave of the Kusaug area and to the North is the Bawku Central Constituency and to the East is the Timpani Constituency.
Meanwhile, the elections is slated for September 2022.
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