Ejisu NPP parliamentary primary: All nine aspirants cleared to contest

The race for who replaces the late Dr John Kumah as the Member of Parliament for the Ejisu Constituency has begun after a rigorous vetting exercise.

With just seven days left for the primaries, each of the nine aspirants is convinced of victory based on earlier engagement with delegates.

All nine aspirants were cleared to contest in the April 13 primaries to elect who represents the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Ejisu on the parliamentary ballot in the December 7 election.

“We’ve allowed an open exercise so that nobody will impute an idea of imposition of a candidate on the constituents. And so, as a party, we took the decision as long as prospective candidates meet the article 94 of Ghana’s Constitution they will be allowed to be in the contest”, NPP Director of Elections, Evans Nimako told the media after the vetting.

After the balloting, Kwabena Boateng, a legal practitioner picked the number 1 spot, followed by Dr Evans Duah, a lecturer and at Akenten Appiah Minkah University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development.

The third position was picked by the Ejisu Constituency Second Vice-Chairman, Klinsman Karikari Mensah.

Presiding Member of Ejisu Municipal Assembly, Helena Mensah, Abena Pokuaa Boaitey, and Portia Acheampong Abronye picked the number 4, 5, and 6 place on the ballot respectively.

Former GFA boss and legal practitioner, Kwesi Nyantakyi selected his favorite 7th position whilst Aaron Prince Duah and Maame Yaa Aboagye secured the 8th and 9th place on the ballot.

For each of the nine aspirants, their chosen number signify victory.

“I indicated to you when I submitted my form that I’m the Cristiano Ronaldo of Ejisu and God had perfected it by ensuring I picked number 7”, Kwesi Nyantakyi explained to journalists.

“The people are very aware of the monies that will come to Ejisu and there are indications of that already. But they will vote for who they know and who has worked. That’s why I picked the ultimate which is number one”, Kwabena Boateng stated with confidence.

“Number 4 is a very lucky number for me and this means I’m on my way to moving to MP (Member of Parliament) from PM (Presiding Member)”, Helena Mensah said.

“I’ve been the number two for the Late Dr John Kumah. Number two is a two-sure number that signifies that we are going to win the election”, Dr Evans Duah noted.

But the delegates will decide on Saturday April 13, 2024


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