NDC woman parliamentary aspirant goes unopposed

Ms Mavis Ama Frimpong, the Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, is to be popularly acclaimed on November 21, as the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Abirem Constituency.


She is one of the nine women contesting the NDC parliamentary primaries in the Region and happens to be the only woman going unopposed in the contest, out of 79 nominations.

The other eight women are contesting the primaries in Aburi, Atiwa, Abetifi, Nsawam, Lower-West Akyem and the Akropong constituencies.

In 2012, Ms Frimpong, contested the Abirem Constituency parliamentary seat on the ticket of the NDC, after beating two male contestants at the primaries, but lost to Madam Agnes Dapaah of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the fiercely contested elections.

With grassroots experience of being a former District Chief Executive of the area, a women’s advocate, girl-child education crusader and now the Deputy Regional Minister, Ms Frimpong is a favourite candidate for the seat in 2016.

She is known to be the people’s lover in the region, admired by all, especially women and girls for her love towards them and the many interventions she has brought to propel girl-child education and women’s empowerment in the region at large and the Abirem district in particular.

In an interview with the GNA at the constituency, she observed that despite the fact that she is going solo, she needs the support of all, not only women in the constituency to ensure that she capture the seat for the NDC.

According to her, going unopposed indicates the trust and confidence the NDC party has in her capabilities to capture.

Ms Frimpong said she had an unfinished business as a former District Chief Executive for the area, hence her decision to contest the second time to capture the seat from the NPP, and called on all women irrespective of their background to give her the maximum support.

Meanwhile several groups including the Tertiary Education International Network, Ghana Hair Dressers and Beauticians Association, Ghana Dressmakers and Tailors Association, Association of Queen Mothers in the various districts, including traditional leaders and women organisers of other political parties, have wished her well.

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