Incumbent Parliamentary Ashaiman MP Ernest Henry Norgbey has charged party faithful to brace themselves for the task ahead which will see New Patriotic Party (NPP) back into opposition.
He said NPP symbolised by the elephant must be kicked out of power in the 2024 elections having performed abysmally since assuming office in 2017.
Although NPP would be seeking to break the eight-year jinx in the 4th Republic, he believes it is only through hard work that the NDC could thwart this attempt.
Ernest Norgbey disclosed this to Joy News as he delivered his victory speech having been elected to contest on the ticket of NDC in the 2024 parliamentary election.
“What is ahead of us is bigger than what is what we are seeing today. What is ahead of us is to fight the common enemy, be it Dr Bawumia or Alan Kyerematen at the end of 2024”
“And so we have to work together as one family. To make sure we push the elephant back to the bush”
He admits wrestling power from the current administration would be a herculean task but uniting as a common force under the umbrella which represents the NDC can make this achievable.
“I want to thank everybody. I thank my competitors for giving me a good run for my money. Despite today being a bad one for my competitors, I want to extend my olive branch to them so they come on board as we work towards victory in 2024.”
According to the MP who will be seeking his third term, being given the nod only goes to show the trust the consistency has in him.
“With the confidence reposed in me, I want to say that I'll continue my good work and make sure I care for the people and bring developmental projects to Ashaiman”
Ernest Norgbey came up against the immediate past chair for the party in the constituency, Tony Afenyo who was seeking to become the parliamentary candidate having failed four previous attempts.
The other competitor is lawyer David Worwui-Brown.
At the end of the contest, Ernest Norgbey polled 1627 votes with Tony Afenyo securing 1221 votes and private legal practitioner, Worwui-Brown who had 50 votes.
The exercise recorded 11 rejected ballots, 2898 total valid votes, and 2909 total votes cast.
Ashaiman Presiding Officer for Electoral Commission, Stephen Reynalds declared Ernest Henry Norgbey the winner of the contest.
In the presidential primaries, former president, John Mahama polled 2880 votes and his competitor, Kojo Bonsu got 16 votes.
18 votes were rejected, 2896 votes were the total valid votes and 2914 as the total votes cast.
The Ashaiman constituency has a delegate population of over 3,000.
Supporters of Ernest Norgbey went frenzy as they dream of victory in 2024.
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