The member of parliament for Tamale South and Minority leader in Parliament Haruna Iddurisu is going unopposed after closing of parliamentary nomination for the largest opposition party the NDC yesterday. 

Born in 1970 at Tamale, Ghana Iddrisu studied at the University of Ghana between 1993 and 1997 where he obtained the B.A. (Hons) in Sociology.

Iddrisu was active in student politics and was the President of the National Union of Ghana Students during his final year.

Iddrisu is also a barrister and has been a member of the Ghana Bar Association since 2002.

Political Life

He is the Minority Leader in the 7th Parliament of the 4th Republic in Ghana. Iddrisu has been the National Youth Organiser for the National Democratic Congress since 2002. He stood for parliament in the 2004 parliamentary election in the newly formed Tamale South constituency.

He retained his seat in the 2008 parliamentary election. He has held various positions in government, including Minister for Communications under the Mills and Mahama governments as well as Minister for Trade between 2013 and 2014.

He was appointed the Minister for Employment and Labour Relations by President Mahama in July 2014. Mr Haruna, since then has been more powerful.

The astute politician upon his entry into parliament has performed creditably both in his constituency and in the chamber which has warranted his appointment as the leader of the opposition in Parliament now.

The MP who most Ghanaians consider a presidential material according to some of his constituents spends almost every weekend playing football with the youth in his constituency, attending to the needs of his people and has brought drastic transformation in the constituency.

Source: AJNewsonline.com | Godwin Wenepa Alorewe

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