Samba tipped to beat Bugri Naabu

Mr. Mohammed Adam Baantima Samba, popularly known as Chairman Samba, has been tipped to win the impending New Patriotic Party (NPP) Northern Regional Chairmanship contest.

Opinion poll conducted by and powered by Media Alliance for Development (MAD), a media development and research organisation based in the Northern Region, indicated that Mr. Adam Samba was given an edge over other aspirants contesting the NPP chairmanship position in the region.

According to the poll, Mr. Samba received 236 representing 76.1 out of the 310 respondents on the opinion polls.

Five persons are currently vying for the NPP Northern Regional Chairmanship. They include Mr. Adam Samba (Businessman and Chairman of NPP Patron), Alhaji Inusah Dagomba Boy (Businessman and NPP Constituency Chairman for Yendi), Alhaji Abdullah Hindu (Northern Regional NADMO officer and current Regional Organiser of NPP), Alhaji Mugis Seabawey (Businessman) and the incumbent regional Chairman, Mr. Fatawu Daniel Bugri Naabu.


The survey gave Adam Samba 236, representing  (76.1%) whiles his closet contender,  Mr. Daniel Bugri Naabu had  30, representing  (9.7%) with  Alhaji  Abdallah Hindu having  8, also representing  (2.6%).

The rest, Alhaji Amadu Inusah, had 2 representing (0.6%) whiles Alhaji Mugisu Sibawey, had 0, representing (0.0%).

The survey was conducted in a face-to-face and telephone interview format in all the 31 constituencies in the region. It was conducted from January 7th, 2018 to 27th February, 2018.

Some of the questions the respondents answered included: “who do you want to become the next NPP Northern Regional Chairman and why?

It had respondents in all the constituencies in the region and interviewees were NPP members.

The probability method was used for the survey. Ten NPP members in each constituency in the Northern Region comprising 5 males and 5 females were randomly selected.

The result of the poll was to predict the outcome of the party’s Regional elections or determine the opinions and characteristics of the candidates’ supporters.

Again, the survey sought to test the popularity of aspirants for the NPP Regional top-post.


Probability sampling is the fundamental basis for all survey research. The basic principle, if selected correctly, a randomly selected small sample of a population of people can represent the attitudes, opinions, or projected behavior of all of the people from which the sample is obtained.


Respondents said, all those vying for the chairmanship position are very competent and party people.

Most respondents also maintained that good leadership in party’s affairs was very paramount in consolidating unity and cohesion of the party.



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