Mark Okraku-Mantey, the deputy minister of tourism, culture, and the arts, has chosen nomination papers to run in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary primary in the Ayensuano Constituency in the Eastern Region.
On Friday, Mr. Okraku-Mantey traveled to the constituency office with a group of supporters to pick up his paperwork.
After selecting his ballots, he addressed the party’s members, promising to serve as a grassroots unifier and assist the party in regaining the seat.
The candidate also exhorted the party members to work diligently and without regard for personal gain to develop the party in line with the “Breaking the 8” platform.
Teddy Safori Addi of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the main opposition party, stole the Ayensuano parliamentary seat from the incumbent NPP.
In the 2020 parliamentary elections, the incumbent Samuel Ayeh Paye was defeated by the current NDC MP.
Addy Saforo Teddy prevailed over 18,970 voters (46.71%) with a margin of 19,221 votes.
Posters for Mr. Okraku-Mantey have already been plastered across various neighborhoods in the constituency.