The APC Northern Regional Treasurer, Ibrahim Mashoud, on behalf of the regional executives; disassociated themselves from the APC leader, Hassan Ayariga's endorsement of President John Dramani Mahama for the December 7 polls.

“We in the Northern Region were not consulted by anybody especially Ayariga; when he decided to throw his weight behind a certain party in Ghana. We were not consulted in the Northern Region and so we disassociate ourselves completely from throwing his weight behind the NDC.”

“We in the APC and for that matter the regional, constituency and Parliamentary candidates of the Northern Region; wish to state here and now to the good people of Ghana that, we sincerely endorse the candidature of Nana Akufo, the NPP Flagbearer for 2016.” Ibrahim Mashoud explained their decision, saying,

“The endorsement came after series of meetings considering the corruption, mismanagement, wastage of the economy, high rate of unemployment, highest rate of incompetence, killer taxes, collapse of the private sector, high utility bills, tribal politics just to mention a few.”

He exposed Hassan Ayariga's ignorance on the composition of the APC Northern Regional chapter.

“Hassan Ayariga does not know all his regional executives not to talk of constituency members who were behind him, he does not know anybody.” “We went round to form the constituency executives.

He has never been to Tamale to see any constituency executives not to talk of the regional. So I want to say emphatically that Hassan Ayariga does not know anybody in the Northern Region so far as the APC is concerned.”

He insisted that, Nana Akufo remained their obvious choice for the December 7 Presidential poll.

“Our support and votes are for Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo of the NPP, and we are declaring that all our members should vote for him on December 7. Our support for Nana Akufo Addo is solid and unshakable.”