Former Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak has lost the bid to be the representative for the Northern Region in the just-ended Council of State election.

Mr Mubarak who disclosed his intention to contest in the election in a Facebook post on Monday was unable to garner any vote in the election.

The Chief of Zung, Zunglana Mahmoud Tahiru was elected as the Northern Region’s representative on the Council of State.

The 61-year-old certified accountant polled 23 votes out of the 32 votes cast.

Whereas his contenders; Andani Alhassn had 8 votes, Ras Mubarak had 0 and Abdul Rashid Mohammed, 1.

During the process which lasted for about two hours, a lawyer came to the polling centre to announce that a high court had set aside an injunction against one Assemblywoman, Florence Fati.

After a banter between some of the candidates and the lawyer, the Court bailiff officially served the Electoral Commission, barring Madam Fati from contesting in the election.

Meanwhile, interacting with the media after the process, Zunglana Mahamoud Tahiru said his victory marks the start of development in Dagbon.

“What has happen today, it is not the victory for Zunglana, it ia a victory for Dagbon. I want to thank my fellow contestants. Also want to thnk the Assembly men and the PMs that voted.

“They were just carrying out a constitution mandate and you rightly or so, voted for Dagbon and Northern Region and not necessarily Zunglana. I am very grateful and you will hear more of us as we progress,” he said.

Former Chief Executive Officer of Stanbic Bank, Andani Alhassn, on his part, pledged his continuous support to serve the people of the region.

“I believe they have elected a very worthy representative for the Northern Region on the Council of State and I want to pledge my support to the winning candidate and support for the development of the region and Ghana in general.”

He, however, raised concerns about what he described as the ‘militarisation’ of the electoral process.

“When I was driving in here I saw a troop of police officers dressed in full armour. I was a bit stunned because I thought it was a very civil process and didn’t need that extent of security presence.”