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NPP closes nominations in orphan constituencies

August 11, 2022
NPP closes nominations in orphan constituencies

The filing of nominations concluded on August 10, 2023, in the 137 constituencies where the ruling New Patriotic Party () lacks incumbent Members of , referred to as orphan constituencies.

Nominations were open for potential parliamentary candidates in these orphan constituencies from July 11, 2023, to August 10, 2023.

Elections in these constituencies will be conducted on a case-by-case basis to select parliamentary candidates who will represent the NPP in the 2024 general elections. This election process is set to take place between September 2023 and Saturday, December 2, 2023.

Before the elections, aspirants who submitted their nomination forms will undergo vetting to determine their eligibility for the internal party contest to select parliamentary candidates.

Asuogyaman

Ezekiel E. Sottie reports from Atimpoku in the that Paul Asare Ansah, a former Director-General of the (GPHA), has filed to contest the Asuogyaman primary. Ansah expressed confidence in winning the seat in the National Democratic Congress () in 2024, aiming to turn the constituency into an NPP stronghold.

Ansah, who previously contested the 2020 general election, highlighted his experience from the last polls and his overwhelming support from delegates in 2019 as his sources of hope for victory in the upcoming election.

Bolgatanga

Gilbert Mawuli Agbey reports from Bolgatanga that Elvis Atia Awonekai, an aspirant for the Bolgatanga Central Constituency in the Region, filed to contest the primary.

Awonekai stated that it was time for the NDC to cede the parliamentary seat to the NPP. Addressing Isaac Adongo, the incumbent, Awonekai asserted that the would mark the transition of power to the NPP and expressed determination to win the seat to contribute to the constituency's progress.

Okaikwie North

From the Constituency in the Greater Region, Diana Mensah reports that Maame Afia Akoto, a former Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (), filed her candidacy.

Popularly known as Landlady, Akoto affirmed her commitment to securing the seat for the NPP in the 2024 general election.

She highlighted the NPP's potential for constituency development and emphasized her intent to leverage her lobbying skills for effective development projects that improve residents' lives.

The NPP's efforts to secure seats in these orphan constituencies have led to a dynamic race among aspirants, each vying to represent the party and contribute to their respective constituencies' advancement.

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