Former constituency chairman to contest NPP primaries

Paul Afoko (4)A former Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese (AAK) Constituency Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), in the Central Region, has picked nomination forms to contest the upcoming parliamentary primaries of the party in the constituency.

Mr. Elvis Morris Donkoh, manager of a non-governmental organisation, resigned as a constituency chairman in March this year to take part in the contest.

He will be contesting for the slot with Mr. Joseph Asiedu-Faakye, former constituency financial secretary, who also resigned last month, and Mr. Kobena Nyanteh, a businessman.

Mr. Asiedu-Faakye and Mr.Nyanteh, who have both expressed interest in the contest, are yet to pick their forms.

Mr. Donkoh said he spearheaded a number of development projects and interventions, including the renovation of the Abura Dunkwa Palace, registration of about 3,000 people for the National Health Insurance Scheme, donation of 400 bags of cement and street bulbs to communities in the area.

He appealed to delegates to vote for him, pledging that he would work hard to win the seat for the NPP in the 2016 parliamentary elections.

Mr. Albert Joojo Bondzie, constituency secretary, who presented nomination forms to Mr. Donkoh, expressed worry that since 1992, the party had won the seat once during the 2004 elections.

Mr Bondze urged NPP supporters to unite and rally behind the winner of the primaries to enable him wrest the seat from the National Democratic Congress party.

Nominations will close on April 30, to be followed by vetting, while elections will be held on June 13. –


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