Fati Seidu

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Fati Seidu
Member of the Ghana Parliament
for Bawku Central
In office
Preceded byHawa Yakubu
Succeeded byHawa Yakubu
Personal details
Political partyNational Democratic Congress

Fati Seidu is a Ghanaian politician who was the member of the Second parliament of the Fourth republic representing the Bawku Central constituency in the Upper East Region of Ghana.


She contested for the Bawku Central seat on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) during the 1996 parliamentary election and won polling 30,045 votes out of the 54,327 valid votes cast which represented 42.80% of the entire votes cast against Hawa Yakubu who polled 21,493 votes which represented 30.60% of the entire votes cast and Awini Emmanuel Akami who polled 2,789 votes representing 4.00%.[1]

She lost the seat however during the 2000 parliamentary election to Hawa Yakubu but demanded a recount of the votes as she claimed counting of the votes by the Electoral Commission had been interrupted by violence in the area.[2] The violence according to the police even though political, had evolved into a tribal conflict between the Mamprusis and the Kusasis.[3]

In 2004, she was replaced by Mahama Ayariga as the parliamentary candidate of the NDC for the Bawku Central constituency. Ayariga went on to win the seat during the 2004 parliamentary election and consequently unseated the then incumbent member of parliament, Hawa Yakubu. She once served on the council of the University for Development Studies.[4]

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  1. ^ "Election 1996: Bawku Central Constituency". Peace Fm Online. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Fati Seidu seeks recount of Bawku Central vote". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Ghana: Ako Adjei Laid to Rest". AllAfrica. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  4. ^ Tetteh, Ransford (8 July 2010). "UDS makes efforts to improve facilities". Daily Graphic. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
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