Some residents of the Tamale South Constituency in the Northern Region want the constituency split to enable them to benefit from the development agenda set by the New Patriotic Patriotic (NPP) government.
The residents, led by the Northern Progressive Youth group said the constituency is not fairly represented compared to other constituencies in the region.
Comparing the Constituency to that of Salaga North, the residents said the large disparity in voter population was unfair to them.
They also made comparisons with the Tamale North Constituency which was spilt in 2008 to create the Sagnarigu district and constituency.
Addressing a press conference in Tamale, Convener of the group Abdul Razak Issah, an NPP Youth Organiser questioned why such a large constituency was not divided in 2008 when new constituencies were being created but instead smaller ones were split.
He said the constituency is largely rural which makes poverty endemic in the area. Mr. Abdul Razak cited bad roads, water problems, lack of schools among others as some of the challenges facing the constituency.
He said it is their hope that the government will listen to their concern and spilt the constituency so that they will also develop.
The Tamale South NPP youth organiser hopeful cited the government’s pledge to give one million dollar support to constituencies across the country, as one such benefits that would help the constituency.
He said the residents have begun the coalition of signatories to be presented to the president and the Local Government Ministry to seriously consider their plea.