‘I’ll seek re-election for 5th term as Tamale South MP’ – Haruna
Minority Leader and Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale South, Haruna Iddrisu, has formally announced that he will seek re-election in 2020 to continue to represent the people of the area in the country’s legislature.
He said “I cherished the opportunity to have served you for these years and I will cherish some additional opportunity in terms of prolonging my service to the people of Ghana and Tamale South Constituency as MP. Therefore, come 2020, I will run formally as MP for Tamale South.”
He added that “So this should bring to rest all the speculation about Haruna’s political future. The other part of my future is in God’s hands.”
Mr Iddrisu announced his re-election bid on Friday when he inaugurated a rural electrification project at Tangni, a community in the Tamale South Constituency.
The extension of electricity to the Tangni community means that all communities in the Tamale South Constituency are now connected to the national grid, a pledge by the MP, which had been fulfilled.
Mr Iddrisu, who is currently serving his fourth consecutive term as MP for Tamale South, also served in three different Cabinet Ministerial portfolios as Minister for Communications, Trade and Industry, and Employment and Labour Relations from 2009 to January, 2017, and winning the 2020 Parliamentary elections will make him a fifth term MP.
He thanked the constituents, saying “I hold the mandate to serve the people of Tamale South with humility and dignity and dedicated service. I want to use this opportunity to profoundly thank the people of Tamale South, they remain a tower of strength to me and unwavering support.”
He dared anyone wishing to challenge his re-election bid, saying “I am sure any candidate within the NDC and without the NDC to the New Patriotic Party can only await a humiliating befitting defeat if they dare want to run for the seat, but naturally, I am a consummate democrat, we are open to competition.”