Colonel Mahamoud Tahiru (retired) Zunglana, a 61-year-old accountant has been elected Northern Regional representative to the Council of State.
He polled 23 votes to beat three other contestants in an election held in Tamale on Friday (12 February 2021).
Alhassan Andani, immediate past managing director of Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited polled eight votes to place second, while Abdul Rashid Mohammed, a 44-year-old teacher, polled a single vote.
Ras Mubarak, the immediate past Member of Parliament for Kumbungu suffered a crushing defeat as he could not secure even a single vote.
In all, 102 candidates from 16 regions filed to contest the regional slots of the Council of State on 12 February 2021 at the close of nominations on 4 February 2021.