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Politics of Monday, 10 October 2016


SADA Lawyer eyes Daboya-Mankarigu seat on NDC ticket

Private legal practitioner with the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA), Mahama Shaibu Obei, has officially launched his campaign as the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary candidate for the Daboya-Mankarigu constituency in the Northern Region.

He beat the NDC’s incumbent Member of Parliament, Nelson Abudu Bani, at the party’s primary and his main contender is the New Patriotic Party (NPP)’s Samuel Tika.

Mahama Shaibu Obei at his campaign launch outlined agriculture, health, education and peace advocacy as his major priority areas.

He decried the falling standard of education in the area and promised to overturn the situation when elected. He has so far demonstrated his commitment to the education sector by supplying 100 beds, 100 mattresses and 100 dual desks to the Daboya Community Senior High School.\
He said teachers ready to accept postings to rural communities will receive juicy motivation packages.
The NDC Daboya-Mankarigu Parliamentary candidate promised to commercialize subsistence agriculture which is the economic mainstay of majority of residents in the area.

He said the fisher folks would also be supported to improve their production. As a Prince of the Wasipe traditional area, Mahama Shaibu appealed to the residents to intensify their peaceful coexistence.

He cautioned politicians in the area against inflaming passions on ethnocentric lines.

“Stop campaigning on ethnic grounds and dialogue is the way forward. Unity in diversity is key in the area’s development and so I urge all of us that ethnicity should not divide us.

Communal living is necessary; so let’s foster unity and build a united Wasipe traditional area,” Lawyer Mahama Shaibu emphasized.