The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for Tamale Central constituency, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini has announced his intention to quit the legislature after his tenure ends and will not seek re-election in the 2020 elections.
The decision according to him is to afford him enough time to campaign for the NDC flagbaerer, John Mahama in the 2020 elections.
Apart from that, the former Minister for Roads and Highways in the erstwhile John Dramani Mahama era said he wants to pave way for a new face to to serve the people of Tamale Central after serving them for 12 plus years.
He called for unity among the constituents, urging them to unite behind whoever will be elected the Party’s parliamentary candidate for the constituency.
While thanking them for their support over the years, he assured that he will continue to lend his support and contribute his quota to the development and advancement of the constituency and the NDC.
Mr. Fuseini who was speaking in an interview said “Even though I won’t contest the 2020 elections, I will still contribute my part to bring back the party to power in 2020’’.
Mr. Inusah Fuseini serves on the two committees of the legislature — Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and the Trade, Indutry and Tourism — as a Ranking Member.
The trained teacher cum lawyer, became a Member of Parliament through a by-election in 2006 after the incumbent Wayo Seini defected from the NDC to the New Patriotic Party.
This triggered a by-election in the Tamale Central constituency on April 4, 2006.
Fuseini won the election with a majority of 17,502.
He successfully held his seat in 2008 with 66% of the votes cast and retained the seat in 2012 with 61% and in 2016 with 60% of votes cast.
He would have held the seat for 14 years by the time he exits parliament.
Source: BestNewsGH.com with added info from Ghananewspage.com