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Politics of Sunday, 24 June 2018


Give us jobs, not proverbs - Constituents charge on A.B.A Fuseini

Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini, Member of Parliament for Sagnarigu Constituency Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini, Member of Parliament for Sagnarigu Constituency

Ghana’s lawmaker notorious for using proverbs was given a raw deal by his constituents on Saturday, June 23, 2018, when they descended on him in the wake of confusion that broke out at the Tamale Technical University where the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) was holding its constituency executive elections.

Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini who is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sagnarigu Constituency and former Deputy Northern Regional Minister, was literally chased away and hooted at by angry delegates who were heard in Dagbani telling him they want jobs and not proverbs.

The former Minister who appears to have lost out with constituents over accusations he has not developed the area as a former Deputy Minister and MP, was at the venue to witness the exercise since he was a direct beneficiary.

But things got to its head when confusion broke out over alleged over voting which saw some of them hurling insults at the honourable member to the shock of some party executives.

Many fingered the MP and other regional executives of a deliberate attempt to rig the polls in favour of their preferred candidates a development that heightened the uproar.

In the ensuing melee, security personnel who were supposed to supervise the elections left the venue with the ballot boxes to prevent further disturbances while joint military and Police team were deployed to ensure calm.

According to videos in possession of, the situation became tensed to the extent that the MP had to also flee as the angry constituents mostly party delegates were heard bashing him.

“We want jobs and development, not proverbs”, “stop the needless proverbs and develop the constituency” and “you will be voted out”, were among some of the comments they passed as A.B.A Fuseini was escorted to his car and driven away under heavy security escort.

Meanwhile, the NDC Northern Regional Director of Elections, Rashid Tanko Computer disclosed that elections will be held in other constituencies that are on hold at a later date.