As the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is set to conduct its parliamentary primaries in constituencies with sitting Members of Parliament (MPs) across the country on April 25, 2020, one of the constituencies to look out for is the Walewale Constituency.
The Walewale Constituency is one of the most targeted constituencies for both the NPP and NDC because the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, cast his ballot in this constituency.
Some electorates believe the primaries will be one of the crucial contest in the history of the constituency considering the calibre of persons up for the race.
Hajia Lariba Abudu, a Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Northern Development Authority (NDA), a four times assembly member for the Fio electoral area and rose to become the first female presiding officer of the West Mamprusi Assemblfiled her forms at the Constituency office on Thursday, 20 February 2020.
This will be the second time the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the NDA is trying to unseat the incumbent member of parliament Dr. Sagri Bangbangi, as she lost marginally to the incumbent in the 2016 primaries with 16 votes difference.
Hajia Lariba told journalists that she is seeking to become the lawmaker for the area to champion peace, unity and development.
The aspiring NPP parliamentary candidate for Walewale constituency further pledged to promote the ideals and values of the party throughout the constituency.
Touching on human development she promised to ensure that the party delegates take center stage in what ever plans and programs she will roll out.
She explained that those who are not party members but will cast their votes in the general election will also benefit from the human wellbeing developmental agenda for the constituency.
She pledged to build closer ties with all executives in the constituency, government appointees and other stakeholders to enhance the fortunes of the party in the 2020 elections.
The governing NPP will be electing its Parliamentary candidates in April this year as part of preparations toward the general elections on 7 December 2020.
Story By: Mahama I. Mashood