The NPP in the Atiwa East Constituency of the Eastern Region, on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, officially affirmed the candidature of the incumbent Member of Parliament for the Constituency, Hon Abena Osei Asare, as the party’s 2020 Parliamentary Candidate in line with the party’s guidelines for the conduct of the its Parliamentary Primaries ahead of the 2020 general elections.
It would be recalled that the NPP General Secretary, John Boadu, addressed the media on Monday, June 8, 2020, to outline the party’s guidelines for the 2020 primaries whereupon he stated inter alia that, there shall be no elections in constituencies with unopposed candidates.
The unopposed candidates, per the guidelines, are only enjoined to address their delegates at a special gathering organized by the respective elections committee and the constituency and regional party. In effect, it is this process that officially affirms the status of the “unopposed” aspiring candidates as the NPP’s Parliamentary Candidates in the respective constituencies.
It is in pursuance to these guidelines that Hon Abena Osei Asare, the incumbent MP and the unopposed aspiring Parliamentary Candidate in the Atiwa East Constituency was affirmed as the party’s Parliamentary Candidate by the delegates of the Constituency at a special event held in the Constituency under the supervision of the regional party.
Speaking at the event, the Eastern Regional 1st Vice Chairman Alhaji Omar Bodinga, who, together with the Assistant Regional Secretary represented the regional party, congratulated Hon Abena Osei Asare on this feat, which he said, was a testament of her good works in the constituency and beyond.
Equally, the Atiwa East District Chief Executive (DCE), Hon Kwabena Panin Nkansah, who also spoke at the event, commended the MP for the excellent working relationship she has with his office and with the regional and constituency party.
Taking his turn, the Atiwa East Constituency Chairman, Albert Antwi, who spoke on behalf of the rest of the Atiwa East delegates eulogized Hon Abena Osei Asare for her continuous support to the party in the constituency, and assured her that the executives will always rally behind her to continue to deliver prosperity for the good people of Atiwa East.
On her part, Hon Abena Osei Asare, who doubles as the Deputy Minister for Finance, thanked the Atiwa East delegates and her constituents in general for reposing yet another confidence in her, and assured them of her unflinching commitment to vindicating that confidence by continuing with the numerous developmental projects she is undertaking in the constituency.
She also expressed a commitment to working to unite the party and to enhance the existing fine relationship she has with the party’s rank and file in the constituency. More importantly, Hon Abena Osei Asare assured them of doing the needful in order to, not only retain the parliamentary seat, but also maximize the votes for H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the party’s Presidential Candidate.
Source: Broadcastergh.com/Ayisah Foster