Bugri Naabu, the Northern regional chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), has been beaten at the just ended Northern Regional delegates congress held in Tamale.
He lost to Mohammed A. Bantima Samba, a businessman, who secured 312 of the 492 votes cast.
Bugri Naabu who could only muster 116 votes has effectively been relieved of his position as NPP Northern Regional chairman.
The full results are as follows:
Mohammed A. Bantima Samba - 312
Alhaji Abdallah Hindu - 25
Alhaji Mugis Sibawey - 0
Daniel Bugri Naabu - 116
Amadu Inusah Dagomba Boy - 99
Spoilt ballot - 1
Bugri Naabu was involved in an accident ahead of the election and had hoped to get some sympathy votes to enable him retain his post.
To this end, he towed his mangled Land Cruiser vehicle to the venue of the election, hoping that the sight of it would draw sympathy from delegates and help to invigorate his faltering campaign.
The move drew swift condemnation from many Ghanaians on social media, and ultimately failed to pay off.
In the other results, Sule Sambian, a lawyer, won the reional secretary position, while Alhaji Rashid COP won the regional organiser position.
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Source: Yen Ghana