General News of Tuesday, 1 January 2019
Minority Leader and Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale South Constituency, Haruna Iddrisu has for the first time reacted to news making the rounds that he intends to abdicate his seat in parliament and ready himself as flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in 2024, MyNewsGh.com has gathered.
Haruna Iddrisu who is currently serving his fourth term in parliament at a public event stated that his ambition to be a flagbearer of the NDC and subsequently president lies in the hands of God but for now he was focused on delivering his tenure and seeking a fifth term.
“This should bring to rest all the speculations about Haruna’s political ambition. The other part of my political future is until God and Allah decides”, he told constituents last weekend at an event MyNewsGh.com covered.
The Tamale South lawmaker since last year, has been a subject of discussion on various platforms as to whether he would be running for torch bearer of the party in the future or not considering the clouds he has within the umbrella family.
In a subtle response to one of such claims, soft spoken leader on the minority in parliament said “for now I’m leading NDC as a minority leader in Parliament. Leave the Question of me becoming a Flagbearer to the future. I’ve come very far”.
Meanwhile, the Editor-In- Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Jnr is on record to have advised the young politician not to put his name forward for the flagbearer position now saying he needs to wait a while.
“Haruna Iddrisu is very young, very nice guy. I’m not sure whether he’s ready to put himself in it. If I were to advise him anyway, I’d tell him to bid his time. Well, his name has popped up but if I were him, I’d wait awhile”. He said.