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Farouk Mahama debunks reports of running a lavish campaign

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Farouk Mahama also mentioned that the other two losing candidates have assured him of their support.
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The newly elected parliamentary candidate of the New Patriotic Party for Yendi, Farouk Mahama, has dispelled rumours that he spent lavishly to win the recently held primaries.

Speaking to Bernard Avle on Citi TV's 'Point of View' talk show, he narrated that he did not spend lavishly, adding that in politics, one needs good friends and good contacts.

He disclosed that he got sponsorship from friends.

He maintained that the mortuary he built and the water project he undertook all boiled down to network.

He divulged that he benefited from his late father and former Vice President of Ghana, Alhaji Aliu Mahama, who had a lot of networks in the country and across the globe.

He opined that he also got support from an NGO he personally set up.

Farouk Mahama also mentioned that the other two losing candidates have assured him of their support.

According to him, they had a reconciliation meeting with the Regional Minister on Sunday and they all pledged to support him, and to work assiduously to increase the votes of the President, Nana Akufo Addo in Yendi.

Mr. Farouk Mahama beat his opponents by polling 244 votes.

He was trailed by the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Microfinance and Loans Centre (MASLOC), Madam Abibata Shannon Mahama Zakaria, who amassed 210, and Nana Daney, who managed 139 votes.

The position came up for grabs when the current Member of Parliament and Deputy Foreign Minister, Mohammed Habib Jijani, decided not to seek re-election.

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