Saturday, 03 June

N/R: All 9 NPP MPs back Regional Chairman for 2nd term – Aliu Mahama's son

The nine NPP MPs in a pose with the Vice-President

All the nine MPs on the ticket of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Northern Region have endorsed the current Regional Chairman Mohammed Bantima Samba for a second term, Yendi MP Farouk Aliu Mahama has said. 

The son of late Vice-President Aliu Mahama made the revelation on Tamale-based Diamond FM while talking about getting a winnable team in 2024.

"All the nine MPs in Northern Region are solidly behind Regional Chairman Samba for a second term", Mr Mahama said on Tuesday, January 4.

The nine MPs include Hassan Tampuli (Gushegu) who is also a deputy minister of Transport and Dr Amin Adam Anta (Karaga), who is also a deputy minister of energy. 

The rest are Alhaji Habib Iddris (Tolon), Ayaba Aziz (Mion), Hardi Tuferu (Nantong) and John Jabar (Zabzugu). 

If re-elected, Samba will go down in history as the first Northern Regional Chairman of the MP to have retained the position for a second term.