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Politics of Sunday, 4 February 2007

Source: GNA

There would be a run-off in 2008 elections

Tamale, Feb.4, GNA- Alhaji Yushawu Yakubu, Northern Regional Chairman of the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has predicted that there would be a run-off in the 2008 elections in which the DFP would either contest against the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) or the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

He said that the party is poised for action and would spring a surprise in the political history of the country and therefore urged the party's supporters and foot soldiers to intensify their membership drive to woo more members for the party.

Alhaji Yakubu made this prediction at the joint inauguration of the Tamale North, Tamale Central and Tamale South interim constituency executives of the party in Tamale on Saturday.

The Tamale North constituency executives include: Mr. Iddrisu Abu Abukari-Chairman, Alhassan Naporo Siliboma-vice-chairman, Iddrisu Adam- Secretary and Madam Mary-treasurer.

The Tamale central constituency executive is made up of Saaka Mahama Takaro, Ali Machel vice-chairman, Dada Napari, Secretary and Aminu Tahiru Treasurer.

Mr. Emmanuel Alhassan Mahama, first Vice-Chairman of the DFP impressed on the constituency executives to work hard to win more people into the party, adding that the retention of their positions would depend on the seriousness they attach to their work.

He said the DFP was a peaceful party and therefore cautioned the executives to be polite and patient and avoid abusive language during their campaigns and also meddling in chieftaincy and religious affairs. Mr. Mahama urged the new executives to work hard to ensure that the DFP won the Tamale North, Tamale South and Tamale Central parliamentary seats in the 2008 elections.