The First Vice Chairman of the National Democratic Congress in the Upper East Region, Alhaji Abubakar Salifu Atongo is disappointed that he won by only 131 votes. While expressing gratitude to the delegates after the regional level elections, Alhaji Salifu Atongo disclosed that while he won the position, he expected a more comfortable win.
6 people contested the Vice Chairman position for the party. At the end of the contest, Martin Azumowah polled 64 votes. Abubakar Salifu polled 131 votes. Gariba Adama polled 40 votes while Issaka Haruna polled 108 votes. Akasuna Clement polled 104 votes along with Akanyele Williams who polled 40 votes.
Speaking on A1 Radio today, Monday, November 14, 2021, Alhaji Abubakar explained that although he was disappointed, such occurrences are not unusual in politics.
“For me, it is hard work that counts. For that election, I knew I was winning because I had gone through the 15 constituencies almost twice and it was positive. I was not even expecting that the results would be like this.”
“My calculation was 205,” he said.
Alhaji Salifu Atongo continued to say, “you know in elections, other things go in there. People would also have their own issues but thank God I still made it and I am still the leader,” he added.
This is the third time Alhaji Salifu Atongo is occupying the position as the First Vice Chairman of the party in the region.
According to Alhaji Salifu Atongo, he’s spoken to all the other contestants. He mentioned that there is no bad blood amongst them.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana