The outspoken incumbent Northern Regional Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Daniel Bugri Naabu, has loss his position in a tensed election to one Mohammed A. Bantima Samba.
This follows his attempt to seek for re-election,Saturday, April 28, 2018, to occupy the chairmanship position he has held on for a number of years.
Naabu, Kaspapafmonline.com understands, polled 116 votes which wasn’t enough to secure the chairmanship position.
Mohammed A. Bantima Samba, who many had tipped to win the position did not disappoint as he garnered 312 votes, almost twice the votes polled by the incumbent, Naabu.
Three other candidates who also contested for the position, Alhaji Abdallah Hindu, Alhaji Mugis Sibawey and Amadu Inudah, aka Dagomba Boy, polled 25, 0 and 16 votes respectively.
Naabu had prior to the election complained of external forces trying to influence the polls.
He in the process wrote to the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, telling him to caution some of his ministers who had interest in the Northern Region polls of the NPP to back off.
He also told the President about attempts by the former Ghanaian Leader, John Dramani Mahama and his brother, Ibrahim Mahama, to influence the said election by allegedly sponsoring his political opponents.
Naabu a few days to the polls had a terrible accident with the damaged vehicle said to have displayed at the venue of the elections in an attempt to win sympathy votes.