Don't put up candidate for Agyarko’s seat – Ras Mubarak to NDC

Don't put up candidate for Agyarko’s seat – Ras Mubarak to NDC
Source: Ghana| | Nasiba Yakubu
Date: 22-11-2018 Time: 12:11:31:pm
Late Emmanuel Agyarko

Ras Mubarak has suggested to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and other political parties not to put up a candidate for the Ayawaso West Wuogon seat.

The NDC Member of Parliament for Kumbungu constituency in the Northern Region, wrote on his Facebook wall “we should have an agreement amongst ourselves that if a sitting MP dies, the party from which he was an MP should select a candidate to serve his remaining term.”

His comment comes after the death of the Member of Parliament of the area, Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko, who was announced dead on Wednesday, November 21, leaving his parliamentary seat vacant.

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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) legislator had gone to the United States to seek medical care after an undisclosed medical condition was determined by doctors at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.

Mr. Agarko, who was married with seven children, had been the MP for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency since 2012 after he replaced the current Chief of Staff, Frema Osei Opare as MP for the area.

The late MP was a pharmacist and a politician born on December 10, 1957 at Odumase Krobo in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

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Mr. Mubarak believes selecting a member from the NPP will save the country and the various political parties resources.