Kwakye Ofosu, Mark-Oliver to contest NDC parliamentary primary

Felix Kwakye Ofosu, the former Deputy Minister of Information and Mark-Oliver Kevor, the Eastern Regional Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have declared intentions to contest the party’s parliamentary primary in the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese Constituency in the Central Region and Afram Plains South in the Eastern Region respectively.

This follows picking of parliamentary nomination forms by party supporters and branch executives on their behalf on July 10, 2019 to reinforce their call on them to lead the party in the constituencies to save it from irreparable disintegration having suffered unprecedented votes lost in 2016 due to disunity.

Mr Ofosu declared his intention in a post on his Facebook wall with the inscription, ‘It’s official. I am running, vision and competence, vote Felix Kwakye Ofosu as parliamentary candidate for Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese 2020.’

Should he be elected by delegates of the party in the constituency, Mr Ofosu will face strong competition from Elvis Donko, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), who is the current Member of Parliament (MP) for the area.

Mr Kevor, a lecturer and PhD candidate, has resigned to contest the Afram Plains South Constituency parliamentary primary of the party and indicated that “whilst people thought of my resignation as demotion, I see it as privileged call to serve my people, I have consequently called my Regional Chairman to inform him of my decision to accept the nomination to contest as parliamentary candidate for the party.

“I am, however, confident my resignation as Eastern Regional Secretary will not affect fortunes and chances of the party ahead of the 2020 general election since I have raised an army of hardworking youth serving in various branches, constituency and regional positions who are up to the task of coordinating and mobilising for Election 2020victory.

Mr Kevor

As we work towards victory, our roles and functions may change as we progress, we should be ready to accept roles to produce winning numbers, I promise clean campaign devoid of insults and insinuations to ensure party is united to maximise votes in constituency to help and assist secure ultimate victory for NDC,” Mr Kevor assured.

The Afram Plains South constituency primary is anticipated to be keenly contested also by Joseph Boateng, the former MP, who is staging a comeback to slug it out with the incumbent, Eric Owusu who will be seeking reelection for second term.

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