NPP primaries: 5 incumbent MPs in the Eastern Region go unopposed

NPP primaries: 5 incumbent MPs in the Eastern Region go unopposed

- Kojo Oppong Nkrumah and other NPP MPs are set to go unopposed in NPP primaries

- New Patriotic Party closed nominations for its upcoming primaries on Thursday, February 20

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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) closed nominations for its upcoming primaries on Thursday, February 20, 2020.

The governing party will hold its primaries for parliamentary and presidential aspirants across the country on April 25, 2020.

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A statement from the Eastern Region indicates that five incumbent MPs are going unopposed in the NPP’s upcoming primaries in the region.

According to a statement signed by the Eastern regional secretary, Jeff Konadu, these five MPs are not being contested because no individual picked up nomination forms to oppose them.

The confirmed sitting MPs going unopposed in the Eastern Region are; George Kwame Aboagye, MP for Asene-Manso-Akroso, Okere MP, Dan Botwe, Upper Manya Krobo MP, Joseph Tetteh, Ofoase-Ayirebi MP, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah and Abetifi MP, Bryan Yaw.

The breakdown of how things turned out in the 27 constituencies by close of nominations is as follows:

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Five (5) Constituencies have only 1 aspirant each (unopposed) 

There are Seven (7) Constituencies with 2 candidates each

There are Five (5) Constituencies with 3 candidates each

There are 6 Constituencies with 4 candidates each

Three (3) Constituencies with 5 candidates each and 

One (1) Constituency with 6 candidates.

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