Constituency Watch Inusah Fuseini to face stiff opposition in Tamale Central constituency

Tamale Central constituency, being the most urbanised in northern Ghana, has always been of huge interest to political players since 1992.

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Tamale Central is the pivot of all the constituencies in the Northern Region. It was formerly known as Gukpegu-Sabonjida constituency, and it contains some of the densely populated areas within the Tamale Metropolis.

These include Aboabo, Zogebli, Tishigu, Changli, Dagbandab-ba fong and Sabonjida.

Tamale has two biggest Aboabo and old markets, are located in the Tamale Central constituency.

The Tamale central mosque, the Regional Police Command, VRA-NEDco and other vital installations are found there.


The governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) has enjoyed the political monopoly over the constituency since Ghana’s return to constitutional rule in 1992.

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The incumbent NDC MP, Inusah Fuseini, went to Parliament in 2006 through a by-election.

This was necessitated by Dr Wayo Seini’s resignation from Parliament on the ticket of the NDC to rejoin his mother party the NPP.

Other parliamentary aspirants including Engineer Seidu Ibrahim and Adam Alhassan, a banker, Dr Ibrahim Anyars Bariham Baba are attempting to truncate Inusah Fuseini’s fourth term parliamentary bid.

Dr Ibrahim Anyars Bariham Baba of the NPP was a former lecturer at the Tile Hill College in the UK and has vowed to give the NDC a good run for their money.

The election of parliamentary candidates is crucial in the stability of every party's development and serves as the platform to win elections to form a government.

As such the NDC and the NPP would market their parliamentary candidates for election 2016.

Electorates are expected to take wise decisions that would ensure internal peace and unity for the ultimate bright electoral prospects of the constituency.

As a matter of fact, such monumental electoral tsunami is waiting to erupt in the Tamale Central Constituency.

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Candidates who are directly in touch with the masses and also know which direction the party must go would deliver the electoral results on the day for unity, competence, loyalty, dedication, selflessness and electoral success of the constituency.

play Dr Ibrahim Anyars Bariham Baba of the NPP


The desire of the northern people to break the jinx of poverty and deprivation will remain a particularly seductive illusion if the region continues to produce leaders who put their sectional interest above that of the collective.

Inusah Fuseini is a dedicated personality who cares about the life and welfare of people irrespective of their ethnic, political, social and religious background.

He is a candidate who has been truthful to the constituents and does not give gargantuan promises to voters that he knows he cannot fulfil.

The NDC won the seat in 1992 when it was Gunkpegu Sabonjida constituency but later lost it to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 1996. The NPP then lost it to the NDC in 2004.

The seat was created before the Ghanaian parliamentary election in 2004.

At the by-election held on 4 April 2006, Alhassan Fuseini Inusah of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) won with a majority of 17502.

This followed the resignation of Alhassan Wayo Seini (NDC), who resigned to join the NPP.

In 2004, the Convention People's Party was represented by Basharu Alhassan Daballi who polled 1,365, Independent candidate Ahmed Abdul-Karim had 416 while Democratic People's Party's Rita Adams Rukaya had 157 votes.

Aspirants and incumbent legislators are crisscrossing the nooks and crannies of the politically charged metropolis to solicit support from party supporters.

In 2012, Inusah Fuseini polled 39,545 votes; Iddrisu Musah had 23,761 votes, Independent candidate Abdul-Aminu Ibrahim also polled 1,090 whiles Haruna Hamza Kaasankomi of the CPP polled 349 votes.

Varied fortunes await the candidates in this year's election.

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