The New Patriotic Party (NPP) called an Extraordinary Constituency Delegates Conference on Sunday, January 21, 2024, to support unchallenged Aspiring Parliamentary Candidates.
In accordance with Article 7(31) of the NPP constitution, delegates in Tolon overwhelmingly approved Habib Iddrisu for a second term in Parliament via popular acclamation at the Sari Conference Hall in the Northern Region.
Ben Teye, District Officer of the Tolon Electoral Commission (EC), oversaw the event, which saw hundreds of delegates confirm their support for the parliamentary candidate.
“As many endorse the candidature of honourable Habib Iddrisu, Say I. The crowd cheered “I” in confirmation of the parliamentary candidate.”
All present delegates and party members shouted “I” in unison when the EC Officer asked if they supported the MP.
Frank Annor Dompreh, the incumbent MP for Nsawam-Adoagyiri and Majority Chief Whip, commended Tolon’s legislature as a wonderful asset, crediting him with the majority of parliament’s successes.
“If there has been any success chalked in parliament, Habib played a role. In this context and as the saying goes, behind every successful whip is a deputy whip.”
“This is my first time coming to my colleague Honorable Habib’s constituency, but I can feel his popularity on my skin. Don’t take your member of parliament for granted; he is probably the first MP to be in leadership in his first term.”
The MP for Tolon and second deputy majority chief whip characterized the day as a celebration of unity and togetherness in the Tolon constituency, urging all constituency executives to work together for victory.
“In 2020, we won 75 out of 129 polling stations with a parliamentary gap of 9,280. This time we aim higher; we must win every polling station.”
He expressed thanks to constituents for their trust, which allowed him to run unopposed in the internal parliamentary election.
He also challenged delegates with ensuring a resounding win for Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the NPP presidential candidate, in the 2024 elections.
Similarly, Karaga, Gushegu, Bimbila, and Tatale-Sanguli in the Northern Region confirmed their parliamentary candidates during ceremonies conducted in their respective seats.