Chief Zung Mahamud Tahiru has won the Northern regional slot in the Council of State polls that took place on Friday, 12 February 2021 in all 16 regions of Ghana.
He polled 23 votes to beat other contenders including Chief Pishegu Alhassan Andani – 8, Ras Mubarak – 0 and Rashid P. Mahama – 1.
Mr Mubarak, who is the immediate past MP for Kumbungu congratulated the winner on social media. “Congratulations to Chief Col. Rt. Mahmoud Tahiru who has been duly elected as the Northern Region’s representative on the Council of State”.
In the same elections, Mr ET Mensah, a former Ningo Prampram MP of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) won the slot to represent the Greater Accra Region on the Council of State.
The former minister of sports, according to the Greater Accra Regional Director of the Electoral Commission, Mr Kwame Amoah, got 100 per cent of the votes to win the slot.
He nudged off his predecessor Nii Kotei Dzani, who wanted another term as well as other contenders such as Mr Michael Kofi Mensah, Mr Wilbeck Ato Sefah, Mr John Mantse Akwetey, Nene Konor Atiapah III and Charles Andrew Parker-Allotey.
Also, a former principal of Bagabaga College of Education in Tamale, the capital of the Northern region, Alhaji Adam Zakaria, has won the slot to represent the Savanna Region.
He polled all 14 votes to beat his two other contenders, former GFA boss Alhaji M.N.D Jawula and a lecturer at the Bolgatanga Polytechnic in the Upper East Region, Mr Mohammed Adam Abdul.
In his victory speech, Alhaji Zakaria promised to bring to the President’s attention, the water problems of the area.
Alhaji Adam Zakaria was born in Bole to Maluwewura Zakaria of Bole and Mantewuche Achulo of Buipe.
He was the Principal of Bagabaga College for many years till he retired in 2015.
Alhaji Zakaria has held positions in the past such as National Secretary of Gonjaland Youth Association, Presiding Member of Bole District Assembly, Board Member of Electricity Company of Ghana, Board Member of Bui Power Authority, Member of Regional Executive of theNPP for the then Northern Region and Chairman of Finance Committee of NPP for the then-Northern Region.
He also served as Chairman of Disciplinary Committee of NPP for the then-Northern Region, Member of Council of Elders of NPP for the then-Northern Region and later Chairman of the Council of Elders of the NPP for the Savanna Region.