Alfred Nii Kotey Ashie has been chosen as the National Democratic Congress’ Parliamentary Candidate for the Odododiodioo seat ahead of the 2024 General Elections.
He received 1209 votes in Sunday’s election, while his opponent, Emmanuel Nii Okai Laryea, received 952 of the total votes of 2161.
Over 2100 NDC delegates from the Odododiodioo constituency in the Greater Accra Region participated in the election, which was postponed owing to an injunction brought by disqualified parliamentary candidate Michael Nii Yarboi Anan.
Mr Yarboi Anan’s interlocutory injunction plea was dismissed, and Sunday’s election went forward as planned.
Speaking to delegates following his triumph, Mr. Kotey Ashie offered to help unify the party ahead of the December elections.
In November 2023, the NDC’s Functional Executive Committee barred Michael Nii Yarboi Annan from running in the parliamentary election in the Odododiodioo Constituency.
In a report released last year, the NDC said that the findings of a special committee constituted by the party’s Functional Executive Committee warranted Mr. Annan’s exclusion from contesting the party’s parliamentary primary in the Odododiodoo Constituency.
According to the party, considering the evidence presented, the special committee was unable to endorse Mr Annan’s qualification to contest the parliamentary primaries in the Odododiodoo constituency based on Article 41(8)(b) of the NDC Constitution, which stipulates that, “a member must be an active member of the party at the constituency level for the four years immediately preceding the date of filing nominations.”
The party postponed the primary in the Odododiodioo constituency indefinitely due to a court injunction obtained by the disqualified candidate.
But following the dismissal of the court, the party now has given clearance for the primary to come off.