Politics

Ayawaso West Wuogon to replace Agyarko on Jan 31

Electorates in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency must be ready to elect a new Parliamentarian on January 31, 2019 following the passing of Emmanuel Kyeremateng Agyarko.

The Electoral Commission announced the date for the bye-election to Political Parties at an emergency Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting on Monday, Joy News’ Kwesi Parker Wilson reported.

Contenders

The NPP is lacing its boots to retain the seat with big names such as Edward Agyekum Kufuor who is the son of former President John Kufuor popping up.

Read: NPP vets Agyekum Kufuor, others for Ayawaso seat

He filed his nomination for the NPP primaries on Sunday and faces competition from the likes of  Assembly Member for Legon Electoral Area; Madam Victoria Esinam Ansah Offei, Deputy Chief Executive of the National Youth Authority; Mr. Richard Joojo Obeng, and Samuel Amankwah, a former constituency youth organiser of the constituency.

NDC

On the side of the opposition NDC, who are hoping to annex the seat, Delali Kwasi Brempong, who lost to the late Agyarko, Ekwow Acquah and Madam Donna Selassie Agbo have filed nominations to contest their party’s primaries.

Disagreements in the NDC?

Earlier, Kumbungu MP, Ras Mubarak told members of his party to stay away from the Ayawaso West Wuogon seat and allow the NPP to replace their own.

But the Chairman of the party, Sam Ofosu Ampofo dismissed his remarks, indicating that the by-elections was a constitutional requirement and the NDC would take part.

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