A twenty-eight-year-old Junior High School (JHS) graduate, Zimi Kanintii, was able to defeat his teachers in the just-ended District Assembly electi
A twenty-eight-year-old Junior High School (JHS) graduate, Zimi Kanintii, was able to defeat his teachers in the just-ended District Assembly elections at the Suke Electoral Area, under the Lambussie District of the Upper West Region.
According to the Electoral Commission’s results, Kanintii polled 486 votes while his former teacher, Balebe Bawaru Padmore, did 405 votes out of a total of 891 valid votes cast.
The winner becomes the youngest aspirant to have won the District Level Elections in the Suke Electoral Area at the first attempt.
“It was a tough contest. I want to thank all and sundry from the bottom of my heart for sticking with me through all the negativity of this campaign,” he said.
He said he was the number one on the ballot paper, which also contributed to his victory, saying: “The first had remained first.”
It was a worthy service to humanity and God and prestige to represent the good people of the Suke Electoral Area, he added.
Kanintii said his finances were not as “strong as his contender’s,” but his people knew he was the best candidate to accelerate the development of the community, hence they voted for him.
“I don’t have money but the welfare of my people is my ultimate priority,” he said and pledged to work with political leaders, organizations, philanthropists, Non-governmental Organisations, corporate bodies, and individuals to lobby for the development of his community.