Samira Bawumia strongly believes that due to her influence in the north, Fulanis will vote NPP in the coming elections.
Hajia Samira Bawumia, wife of New Patriotic Party’s Vice Presidential Candidate Dr. Bawumia, has mobilised tons of Fulanis ahead of the elections. This move is aimed at garnering more votes for the opposition party. Fulanis in the Northern Region have therefore, thrown their weight behind the flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, to enhance his chance of winning the upcoming presidential election.
The Fulanis in the north, which is President Mahama’s region, believe that a change in government will bring about better governance in the region. The Fulanis revealed their decision to support the NPP at the campaign launch of the NPP parliamentary candidate for Tamale North Constituency, Hajia Kulsumi Mohammed.
The Chairman of the Fulani Community in the Northern Region, Eliasu Dauda, who spoke to media concerning their decision, said that they assisted the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to win power in 2012 but have decided to direct their focus to the NPP this time around.
He continued that the NDC told them lies prior to the 2012 elections which earlier motivated their support for the incumbent party. The Fulanis now motivated by Samira Bawumia, said they have now realised the truth and will turn their votes to the NPP during the election.
Eliasu Dauda during the launch, said that Fulanis will vote NPP, following their agreement to support Samira Bawumia who is their sister, mother and friend. He also urged the people of Tamale North Constituency to vote Hajia Kulsumi to become their Member of Parliament come December 7.
Though President Mahama hails from Ghana’s Northern region, the NPP strongly believes it can garner a great number of votes from the region. To achieve this, the party has continued to preach their message of change to the people.