New Patriotic Party (NPP) delegates in the Nadowli-Kaleo constituency of the Upper West region have voted to retain planning consultant and lecturer, Robinson Dakubo Boybandie as the party’s parliamentary candidate for the 2016 general election.

He polled 203 of the 471 valid votes cast at the delayed primaries held at the constituency capital, Nadowli Saturday.

His closest challenger was business consultant, Elvis Banoe Botaa, who polled 147 votes and Dean in charge of the Wa campus of the University for Development Studies, Dr. Daniel Bagah had 117. One ballot was rejected.  

The 55-year-old planning consultant and lecturer, Dr. Robinson Boybandie aided by walking stick and with his red signature Muslim Taqiya cap in his victory message, thanked the delegates for the confidence reposed in him.

‘‘We are looking forward to 2016 where we are yearning to win power. We need to contribute our quota towards that. We can't win with a divided house. We have to come to come together; 2016 is going to be a battle of unity and if we are able to do that we will surpass what we had in 2012’’, he added

The two other candidates, Dr. Daniel Bagah and Elvis Banoe Botaa in their concession speeches pledged to work assiduously with Dr. Boybandie to achieve victory in the 2016 polls.  

Dr. Boybandie now joins ten other parliamentary candidates elected by the NPP in their bid to wrestle power from the governing national democratic congress.

The National Democratic congress won all parliamentary seats in the Upper West region during the 2012 general election except the Jirapa seat which was ceded to an independent candidate.