December 15, 2016

The Upper West Regional Minister and Member of Parliament (MP) for Sissala West, Alhaji Amin Amidu Sulemani has rubbished media reports that he’s retired from politics after he lost his seat in the December 7, election.

The Chronicle Newspaper reported that the Minister had announced his decison to hang his political boots after suffering a humiliating defeat.

The Newspaper claimed it had an interview with the former Minister of Roads and Highways who said he was initially not interested in contesting the Sissala West seat again, but the party prevailed upon him to rescind his decision and contest, only for the same party members to turn round to ditch him.

“I did not want to contest the seat in the first place this year, but there was pressure on me from the party. That is how come I contested, but as fate will have it, I lost”, he said.

According to the Chronicle, the Minister said he was leaving the scene, proud of his achievements, which will better the lives of the residents of Sissala West, after constructing boreholes, roads and a number of schools.

“I feel proud about my achievements but it is not for me to rate myself but the people I represented, who benefitted from the various projects I embarked on”, he emphasized.

The Minister polled 9,762, as against his closest contender Mr. Patrick Al-Hassan Adamah who garnered 13,130.

But the Minister has dismissed the said publication saying he’s not granted an interview to the Newpaper after the elections.

He noted that he’s not spoken to any journalist about his political career and social life, adding that the story must be treated with the contempt that it deserved.