Dr Kwabena Twum-Nuamah, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) incumbent Member of Parliament for Berekum East in the Brong Ahafo Region, has won last Saturday’s party parliamentary primaries.
He polled 318 votes as against 125 by his contestant, Mr Amoako Frimpong, a lawyer during the NPP primaries held on Saturday, June 13.
In an interview with Ghana News Agency, Dr Twum-Nuamah said the first step was to forge reconciliation among the supporters to create a united front to work towards victory in the 2016 general election.
He, therefore, urged party members to bury their differences and work together as a strong party to defeat the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Dr Twum-Nuamah said he would work hard to widen the gap between the NPP and the NDC in the Berekum East Constituency.
He recalled that in the 2012 election, the NPP polled 6,700 votes in the constituency and hopes to increase the figure to 10,000 in the 2016 election.
Dr Twum-Nuamah asked NPP members to be committed to the party to ensure a resounding victory in 2016.
He appealed to Ghanaians to vote massively for Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the NPP flagbearer to enable the NPP form the next government.
He expressed gratitude to the delegates for the confidence reposed in him and gave the assurance that he would continue with his good works to retain the seat for the NPP.
Mr Frimpong pledged to support Dr Twum-Nuamah in his campaign to retain the seat in the 2016 election, and thanked the delegates for recognising him as a strong force to reckon with by the number of votes he obtained.