The Ashanti Region is set to witness intense competition in the upcoming National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary primaries. 106 candidates have been cleared to contest in the primaries across various constituencies in the region. The vetting process concluded on May 9th, 2023, and no aspirant was disqualified. Fifteen females are among the candidates contesting the primaries in the Ashanti Region.
Seven candidates, including Samuel Aboagye, Joseph Azumah, and Kwasi Amankwaa, are going unopposed in their respective constituencies. The NDC is pleased with the quality of candidates who submitted themselves for vetting and contesting in the upcoming primaries.
For the most part, the campaign atmosphere in the region has been relatively calm, except for the Asawase constituency, where supporters of the two main contenders, Alhaji Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka, the incumbent, and Mubarick Masawudu, have been exchanging derogatory remarks in their campaigns.
The Ejura Sekyeredumase constituency has the highest number of five candidates contesting the elections. The vetting of candidates for the Fomena constituency was put on hold following a directive from the national office of the party.
Dr. Frank Amoakohene, Ashanti Regional Secretary of the NDC, expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the vetting process and the quality of candidates. He emphasized the need for a peaceful and decent campaign devoid of insults and attacks to make the primaries successful.
In a nutshell, the Ashanti Region is poised for a keen contest in the NDC parliamentary primaries, with 106 candidates cleared to vie for various seats. Seven candidates are going unopposed, and 15 females are contesting in the primaries. The NDC is hopeful that the campaigns will remain peaceful and devoid of insults and attacks.