NPP fixes date for Kwadaso parliamentary primaries


The New Patriotic Party (NPP) would hold parliamentary primaries in the embattled Kwadaso Constituency on Tuesday, June 23, Mr. Bernard Antwi-Boasiako, the Ashanti Regional Chairman, has disclosed.

The Constituency had been embroiled in controversy relating to concerns over the album that would be used in the upcoming primaries.

This compelled the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Party to exclude it from the upcoming primaries to be held across the country on June 20.

Mr. Antwi-Boasiako, briefing the media in Kumasi, said the substantive issues concerning the album had been dealt with, therefore, paving the way for the primaries to be held in the Constituency.

Kwadaso is touted as one of the hotspots in the Region, with Dr. Samiu Kwadwo Nuamah, the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP), expected to shrug off stiff opposition from two other contestants.

They include Mr Vincent Frimpong Manu, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the Middle Belt Development Authority, as well as Dr. Kingsley Nyarko, who works with the National Accreditation Board.

Sixteen (16) aspirants are going unopposed in the Regional NPP primaries, which would see more than 80 aspirants seeking for the mandate of the delegates in the 27 contesting constituencies.

Mr. Antwi-Boasiako warned the aspirants and delegates to be disciplined and abide by all the rules and regulations relating to the primaries to ensure a successful exercise.

“The Party leadership will not countenance any behaviour which had the tendency to disrupt the primaries,” the Regional Chairman cautioned.

Meanwhile, Dr. Samiu, the MP for Kwadaso, has expressed optimism about his chances in the upcoming elections, asking the delegates to vote overwhelmingly to retain him.

“I am here to serve the people,” he told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview, stressing that he had so many good things up his sleeves in promoting the welfare of the constituents.

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