Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama, a son of former Vice President Aliu Mahama Thursday morning picked nomination forms to contest the upcoming primaries of the New Patriotic Party in the Yendi Constituency of the Northern Region.
He was accompanied by his supporters to the Yendi Constituency office of the party where he picked the forms from the Constituency Secretary, Mr Fusheini Baba Zakaria.
Speaking after picking his forms, Alhaji Farouk Mahama said he was moved by his desire to change the fortunes of the Yendi Constituency, a course his late father fought for.
"I want to leave a mark that there are people who are ready to change the game in Yendi," he said, pledging to make Yendi the most developed city in the Northern region.
The founder for Partnership for Poverty Reduction (PPR), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), said through his NGO, he had helped many people in the constituency in the areas of health, agriculture, education and employment.
“My plans have been done even before the elections. When it comes to agriculture, I have been able to support more than 10,000 farmers with inputs, fertilizers, insecticides. When it comes to health, I have been able to sensitise people on hepatitis B and HIV across the constituency using PPR.
“I have spent more than 2 billion in renovating the Yendi Hospital,” Alhaji Farouk Mahama.
He explained that his focus was not on the primaries and that he was looking at winning the Yendi seat for the party in the 2020 general elections.
“I am looking beyond primaries. I am looking at winning the seat for Yendi Constituency,” he stated, calling on the constituents to throw their support behind him both at the primaries and in the main elections to enable him bring the needed development to the area.
He called for unity in the party in order to enable it win the seat in the 2020 elections.
Profile of Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama (FAM)
Alhaji Umar Farouk Aliu Mahama is the son of the late former Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama (2001-2009). Farouk Aliu Mahama is a Certified International Supply Chain Professional. He is currently the Deputy Procurement Manager of the Ghana Cocoa Board.
Early Life, Education and Family Background
Alhaji Umar Farouk Aliu Mahama was born on 27th April, 1981 to Alhaji Aliu Mahama and Hajia Ramatu Mahama (Former Second Lady of the Republic of Ghana, 2001-2009). His father was Ghana's first Muslim Vice-President.
Alhaji Faouk Aliu Mahama started his basic education at Presby Experimental School in Tamale and was later enrolled in the Achimota schools.
He proceeded to Prempeh College in Kumasi to undertake his secondary education and later to Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) where he earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Marketing. Farouk Aliu Mahama holds a Master's degree in Supply Chain Management from the Coventry University in England, the United Kingdom and a Certified International Supply Chain Professional from International Purchashing and Supply Chain Management Institute-USA.
Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama has two (2) sons, Maltiti Aliu Mahama Jr and Nurudeen Mahama with his wife Ayisha Mahama. As a native Yendi extract, Farouk Aliu Mahama speaks fluent Dagbani, Hausa, Twi and elementary speaker of Ga.
• Most Promising Politician, Northern Excellence Awards.
• Rising Star of the year – Northern Business Excellence Awards