The longest-serving MP for Tamale Central constituency, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, has announced he will not seek for re-election when his term expires in 2020.
The former Lands and Natural Resources Minister made the surprise announcement on Saturday, June 30, 2018, at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium where he was invited to address party members on the need to embrace unity after the just ended constituency primaries.
The extraordinary meeting brought together the newly elected constituency executives of the party and all contenders to plan ahead after a successful election.
“I am the second MP to have served Tamale Central Constituency for a long time, so I have decided; that I, Lawyer Inusah, shall not contest the position again when it is time for primaries for 2020 elections,” he announced to the gathering in Dagbani.
The veteran of 14 years experience in the fourth parliament said he was committed to the National Democracy Congress (NDC) retaining his seat and believed by announcing his decision now potential successors would have enough time to prepare for the election.
“My decision to stand down in 2020 does not mean I will turn my back against this constituency, but I thank you immensely and would want to assure you that we will snatch victory in 2020, but lawyer Inusah will not stand for re-election in Tamale central constituency,” he maintained.
Fuseini, 56, who previously worked as an attorney at a legal firm in Accra, was elected to parliament following a bye-election in 2006 after the incumbent, Wayo Seini who had only occupied the seat for only two years since its creation, resigned and defected from the NDC to the New Patriotic Party.
He has been one of the well positioned and critical Members of Parliament and also a cherished figure in the NDC.