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Upper West Akyem: Aspirant steps down for MP to go unopposed


Eric Kwasi Danquah, an aspirant in the parliamentary primary in the Eastern Region’s Upper West Akyem district, has dropped down, leaving incumbent Member of Parliament Frederick Obeng Adom, Deputy Minister for Transport, unchallenged.

Eric Kwasi Danquah resigned on Friday after the vetting committee approved his substantial involvement.


Eric Kwasi Danquah’s spokesperson, Alex Kwame Twumasi, informed journalists that he stood down for the sake of party unity in order for the party to retain the seat.

The decision, according to Nana Addai Obuobi, constituency chairman, is a triumph for the NPP goal to split the eight.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Library Authority’s Chief Executive Officer, Hayford Siaw, and David Adu-Tutu Jr. have been given the go-ahead to challenge the current Member of Parliament and Majority Chief Whip, Frank Annor Dompreh.

The vetting procedure, which took place on a stressful Friday, January 5, 2024, was marred by accusations of disqualification hanging over the candidates contending for the Majority Chief Whip’s post.

Hayford Siaw, who is third on the list, radiates confidence in his capacity to win, intending to defeat MP Frank Annor Dompreh with an astonishing 70% of delegate votes.

Frank Annoh Dompreh, on the other hand, declares that he would teach Hayford Siaw “a political lesson of his life” in a forceful retort.

Dompreh is certain that upcoming primaries would be the simplest of his political career, noting that his candidates are unrivaled.

On Wednesday and Thursday, 85 of the 92 people who chose nomination forms to fight in Eastern Region filed them and went through the screening procedure, but two (2) were unsuccessful.

Yaa Ansaa Safori was running against Michael Okyere Baafi in New Juaben South, and MCE for Akuapem South Frank Aidoo was running against OB Amoah with two others.

Haruna Mohammed, Deputy General Secretary of the NPP and a member of the vetting committee’s national representatives, believes the NPP would gain more parliamentary seats in the Eastern Region.




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