The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary candidate for Yendi, Farouk Aliu Mahama has refuted allegations of vote buying in the just parliamentary primaries in the Yendi constituency.
Speaking to Bernard Avle on Citi TV’s Point of View, Alhaji Farouk said his opponents, Hajia Abibata and Baba Daney were formidable contenders but he emerged victorious because, he started his campaign in 2016.
According to him, he invested resources and supported the incumbent MP and Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Alhaji Habib Tijani to retain the seat for the NPP.
“In 2016 I was there to support the current MP and the party to win power. I invested resources and even adopted some poling stations as well.
“I was there again in 2017 again till now and support the party during the constituency elections and other party activities,” he stated.
Alhaji Farouk added he conducted a need assessment of the constituents and supported the people in Agriculture, Education, Health and Jobs.
He further stated these initiatives were successfully implemented through the Aliu Mahama Foundation and his NGO dubbed Partnership for Poverty Reduction (PPR).
However, Farouk Aliu Mahama won the Yendi primaries with 244 votes.
Deputy MASLOC CEO, Hajia Abibata Shaani Mahama pulled 210 while Alhaji Osman Baba Daney got 134.