I am the majority leader – Haruna Iddrisu

Haruna Iddrisu has expressed hope that in the eighth parliament, he will be the majority leader.

Later today, Wednesday, January 6, 2021, his remarks come ahead of the dissolution of the seventh parliament.

NDC won both Techiman South and Sefwi seats, according to the

Tamale South lawmaker, contrary to the results announced by the Electoral Commission

(EC). Iddrisu told Accra-based Citi FM, ‘I am now an aspiring majority leader with Techiman South and the Sefwi to be secured… we will build a majority.

He led his colleagues on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, to petition the EC President, Jean Mensa,

about the parliamentary results of the Techimman South seat called for by the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Iddrisu led the opposition MPs, barred from going beyond a barricade around the Ridge Roundabout, to break through the barricade in defiance, leading to a serious fight with security officers managing the EC premises.

In a separate development, President Nana Akufo-Addo and the EC submitted to the Supreme Court a notice of appearance on the electoral petition lodged by former President John Dramani Mahama. Mahama filed a petition to contest the results of the presidential election on December 30, 2020.

Akufo-Addo won, according to the results announced by Mensa.

He gathered 51.302 percent of the votes to beat former President John Dramani Mahama, the NDC flagbearer, who polled 47.359%.

SOURCE: UGC

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