The National Democratic Congress (NDC) primaries in the Ningo Prampram Constituency are just around the corner, with two candidates vying for the parliamentary seat. Incumbent MP Sam Nartey George, known for his vocal stance on the “anti-gay bill,” is up against former constituency chairman Michael Kwetey Nartey, a businessman who placed second in the NDC Greater Accra Regional Elections in 2022.
This year, a total of 1,675 delegates are expected to vote in the primaries, an increase from the 900 delegates who participated in the 2019 elections. The number of branches has also expanded from 93 to 193, with 186 being active, which may work in favor of the incumbent MP, who played a role in setting up these branches.
However, opinions are divided on who will emerge victorious in the primaries. For the most part, some believe that the majority of the delegates will vote for the incumbent MP, rewarding him for his efforts in expanding the party’s base. On the other hand, others believe that it will not be an easy win for the incumbent, as his opponent has gained support among some party members.
As the primaries draw nearer, the two candidates and their followers have been urged to conduct their campaigns with decorum, devoid of insults and attacks. The NDC party is a great party that must be projected in a good light, and a decent campaign will ensure successful primaries and prepare the party to win the 2024 elections.
In a nutshell, the NDC primaries in the Ningo Prampram Constituency are shaping up to be a closely contested race between the incumbent MP and his challenger. With the number of delegates and branches increasing, it remains to be seen who will carry the day on May 13, 2023.