Mr Amidu Chinnia Issahaku, the Upper West Regional Minister, has said he would win the NPP Sisssla East primary and retain the seat for the party in the 2020 polls.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Tumu on Thursday ahead of Saturday’s primaries, he said, he was confident of winning because of what he has done for the constituents.
The contest, which is between Amidu Chinnia and the incumbent Member of Parliament Ridwan Abass Dauda, would be conducted in all 21 electoral areas in the constituency.
Mr Chinnia said “It is my hope that by the grace of God I will emerge victorious in the contest, due to the long service I have rendered to the growth of the party”.
He said, “In 2001, I was appointed as the assistant secretary of the party and then in 2003, I was made the acting secretary” and that he has been active in the frontline activities of the party for the past fifteen years and this would be rewarded on Saturday.
Mr Amidu Chinnia said the New Patriotic Party was bigger than any individual and that the decision of the delegates must be respected by both candidates as well as supporters after the Saturday encounter.
He said, “This is an NPP in-house contest, myself and Ridwan are party members and leadership of the party who want the development of the Sissala land. I am, therefore, begging all supporters of mine and Ridwan to jubilate in moderation to ensure unity.
It is worthy to note that the NPP before the 2016 elections had no single seat in the Upper West Region but went ahead to win five out of the 11 seats in the region.
Their ability to maintain all five seats or more will not only be based on the general performance of the party in government but also the caliber of candidates that will be chosen to lead the party into the Parliamentary elections this 2020 as the NDC is waiting patiently for a slip to reclaim its seats.