Two people have filed their nominations to contest for the vacant National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate position in the Abuakwa North constituency.
The position became vacant following the resignation of Anthony Osei Gyimah, the party’s candidate as such the party has to organise a re-run.
The party opened nominations from Wednesday, July 20 to Friday, July 22 for all interested party members to pick forms. Three people picked the forms, but only two submit them.
The pair are Ambassador Emmanuel Victor Smith and Dr Peter Ashirifi, the Municipal Chief Executive Officer of the area. A third aspirant, who picked up nomination forms did not submit it before the deadline.
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Although Gyimah initially said his decision to resign was for personal reasons, in a letter to regional executives, he said the reason for his resignation was because the party was because the party had become divided following his election.
"It all stems from the fact that after the declaration of the primary results, last year in November, I started getting some negative sentiments whereby they were creating some divisions in the constituency within the NDC."
Vetting of the aspirants will be held on Wednesday 27, 2016. The seat is currently held by the opposition New Patriotic Part