Mr Frank Fuseini Adongo, the Deputy Upper East Regional Minister has beaten Dr John Kingsley Krugu, former National Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to retain the Parliamentary candidate slot for the 2020 general elections.

Mr Adongo who is the incumbent Member of Parliament for the area secured 323 votes to emerge victorious, 43 more votes than Dr Krugu, the Public Health worker who had 280.

The Deputy Regional Minister, a nurse by profession, would be contesting the Parliamentary seat in Zebilla for the second time having won the seat in 2016.

Mr Adongo would now battle it out once again with Mr Cletus Avoka of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), whom he beat in the 2016 elections.

Out of the total number of 637 delegates expected to cast their votes in the 34 electoral areas, 603 turned up while two ballots were rejected.

Speaking to supporters after the victory, Mr Adongo expressed gratitude to the delegates of the party for the confidence reposed on him once again to lead the party towards the forthcoming election.

The MP said the victory was for the party in the constituency and therefore called on Dr Krugu, his contestant, and his supporters to bury their differences and team up towards retaining the seat in the area in the next election.

He said within the first tenure of office of President Akufo-Addo’s administration, numerous social intervention policies had been implemented and it was imperative to work together to ensure the party won both Parliamentary and Presidential elections, to ensure that more improved livelihood projects were initiated to improve the standard of living of the people.

Mr Patrick Ayaba, the Constituency Chairman of the party urged the party supporters to desist from using foul language against one another and rather help make the constituency a stronghold of the party.

“We need one another, by tomorrow we must come together because our common enemy is our opponent,” he added.


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