Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama has defeated the Deputy CEO of Microfinance and Microfinance and Small Loans Center (MASLOC), Hajia Abibata Shaani Mahama and a Chartered Accountant Osman Baba Daney in the Yendi Parliamentary Primaries in the Northern Region.
The son of late former Vice President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama won the fiercest contest with 244 votes.
Hajia Abibata came second with 210 whiles Alhaji Baba Daney secured 134 votes.
Alhaji Farouk will lead the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) as parliamentary candidate in the 2020 elections.
He replaces incumbent MP and Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Alhaji Habib Tijani.