GNA – A total of 79 aspirants to contest the NPP primaries in the Eastern Region which has 27 constituencies.
including; Mr Daniel Botwe Okere, Mr Joseph Tetteh Upper Many Krobo, Mr Bryan
Acheampong Abetifi, Mr George Kwame Aboagye Asene Manso Akroso, and Mr Kojo
Oppong Nkrumah Ofoase-Ayirebi were going unopposed in their constituencies
In a release copied
to the GNA and signed by the constituency Secretary, Mr Jeff Konadu, it
indicated that the Nkawkaw constituency had the highest number of six aspirants
who had filed nominations to contest the Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Eric
Kwakye Dafuor, who is also the incumbent Member of Parliament.
included; Mr Kwabena Okerchiri, Mr Seth Baah popularly known as Shaba, Mr David
Asante, Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Publishing, Mr Joseph Frimpong and Mrs
with keen competitions included; Atiwa East, Asene Manso Akroso, Lower West
Akim, Kade with five aspirants each and Ayensuano, Akwatia, Akim Oda, Abirem,
Abuakwa South and Abuakwa North with four aspirants each.
The New Juaben South
and North is a replay of the 2016 primaries, where the same aspirants, Mr Mark
Assibey-Yeboah incumbent MP and Chairman of the Parliamentary Finance Committee
and Mr Michael Okyere Baafi Chief Executive Officer of the Free Zones Board
would battle it out for the New Juaben South seat.
Adjei-Boateng, the incumbent and Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural
Development would also face Mr Sampson Kwasi Annor for New Juaben North seat.
with one female aspirant contesting one or more males include; Akuapem North,
where Mrs Nana Ama Dokua Asiamh-Adjei incumbent and Deputy Minister for
Information is contesting Mr Philip Addison and Dr William Adjei-Twumasi and
Atiwa East, where Mrs Abena Asare incumbent and Deputy Minister for Finance is
facing Mr Eric Ofori Agyarko, Mr Kafui Cudjoe Amega, Dr Baning Darko and Mr
At Abuakwa North,
Mrs Gifty Twum Ampofo, incumbent and Deputy Minister for Education is battling
it out with Nana Serwa Acheampng, Mr Kay Amoah and Mr Kofi Obeng Mensah, while
at Abuakwa South, Ms Gloria Ofori Boadu, a lawyer is contesting Mr Samuel
Atta-Akyea incumbent and Minister for Works and Housing.
Ms Gifty Klenam a
former Member of Parliament for Lower West Akyem and former Chief Executive
Officer of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority is battling it out with four
men including; the incumbent Mr Charles Acheampong, Mr Kwabena Sintim-Aboagye,
a former District Chief Executive, Mr Kwabena Nkansah Asamoah and Mr Kwadwo
Ms Mercy Adu-Gyamfi
popularly called Ama Sey and incumbent is also being contested by three men
including; Mr Bernard Owiredu Donkor, Mr Ernest Kumi and Mr Robert Boateng
Ampretwum, while Mr Frank Annor Dompreh incumbent is facing Mr David Adu-Tutu
and Ms Afua Kyerewa Nyantakyi for the Nsawam-Adoagyiri seat.
Mr Samuel Aye-paye,
incumbent is to battle it out with four including; Ms Adwoa Asiedua, Ms
Josephine Awuku Ansaa and Mr Mark Tetteh Reindorf.