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Politics of Thursday, 21 May 2020

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I’m not ambitious but I have my eyes on the ball – Haruna hints of Presidential ambition


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Haruna Iddrisu, the minority leader in Parliament has hinted of his desire to occupy the highest political office of the land in the future.

According to him, though he has his eyes on the ball, he is presently not fit to step forward to join the race for a Vice Presidential slot as purported.

In an interview on The PM Express with Evans Mensah on Joynews, the Tamale South Member of Parliament(MP) suggested now is not the right time for him to want to be Vice President or President but will take up such a challenge in the future with the guidance and direction of God.

“I know a lot of people exaggerate Haruna’s dreams and ambition. I’m not as ambitious as people are thinking, trust me. I will walk to where Grace and Allah defines me at his own time,” he said.

He discounted speculations that he would have picked forms to contest former President Mahama in the 2016 election, a claim he stated was untrue.

In a response to a question on whether he is interested in being President of Ghana some day, he replied that “I don’t know about the future and therefore I can’t conjecture into the future so we leave it to Allah’s Grace… I have my eye on the ball”.

Haruna Iddrisu has an enviable record of occupying various positions in the political circles including National Youth Organiser for the National Democratic Congress since 2002 and entered parliament for the first time in 2004 to represent the then newly formed Tamale South constituency.

He retained his seat in the 2008 parliamentary election through to 2016.

He was Minister for Communications under the Mills and Mahama administration as well as Minister for Trade between 2013 and 2014. He was also one time Minister for Employment and Labour Relations by President Mahama in July 2014.

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