Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Hajia Alima Mahama from provisional results released indicate that she has been crushed out of parliament.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Nalerigu-Gambaga Constituency in the North East Region, is trailing behind the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate for the area Alhaji Baba Issifu Seidu with 5,000 votes.
According to sources with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) it is unlikely she will be able to overturn the margin with the few polling stations left to be collated even if all persons in those areas vote in her favour.
This is the second time she has lost seat to the NDC after a similar one in 2008.
Meanwhile, the NPP has won the Chereponi, Yagaba-Kubore and Yunyoo seats all in the North East Region.
Announcing this at a press conference today, Mr John Boadu who is the General Secretary of the NPP said “In the North East Region, the NDC has also flopped, losing Yagaba Kubori to Mustapha Ussif, the NDC has flopped in Yunyoo, losing the seat to Oscar Lawal of the NPP, and the NDC has also flopped in Chereponi, losing the seat to Abdul Razak of the NPP”