- The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mark Okraku-Mantey, has failed in his bid to enter parliament
- Mark Okraku-Mantey lost the New Patriotic Party parliamentary primary in Ayensuano
- The deputy minister lost the primary to one Ida Adwoa Asiedu, a businesswoman and second-time aspirant
The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mark Okraku-Mantey, has lost his bid to be the parliamentary candidate of Ayensuano in the Eastern Region.
Okraku-Mantey was defeated in the December 2 primaries for the New Patriotic Party.
He garnered 136 votes, while the victor, Ida Adwoa Asiedu, polled 410.
In 2020, Asiedu contested the former Member of Parliament for the area, Ayeh Paye, but lost marginally
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The other aspirants, Ernest Addo and Kingsley Boateng Adomah, polled 4 and 3 votes, respectively.
The NPP parliamentary primaries in 111 orphan constituencies across Ghana.
Orphan constituencies are the areas where the party does not have an incumbent MP.
Evalue-Ajomoro-Gwira NPP primary cancelled
The Evalue-Ajomoro-Gwira NPP primary has been cancelled over a disagreement.
The Western Regional NPP Secretary, Okatekyire Afrifa Amankwah, said the polls had been postponed indefinitely.
The voting was scheduled at Gwira-Bamiako, but the Municipal Security Council advised that the election should be held at a neutral centre.
Charles Bissue declares intent to contest the Essikado-Ketan parliamentary seat
In a separate story, YEN.com.gh reported that the embattled former Secretary to the dissolved Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining, Charles Bissue, wants to become a Parliamentarian,
Bissue plans to contest the New Patriotic Party primary to represent the Essikado-Ketan constituency.
Bissue has urged NPP supporters in the constituency to rally behind him to ensure victory for the NPP.
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