The incumbent Member of Parliament for Asokwa, Madam Patricia Appiagyei was last Saturday acclaimed as the constituency’s parliamentary candidate for the 2020 elections.
The ceremony, well organised at the Edward Osei Kwaku Youth Center in Asokwa had 100 people seated at the dome at one time and was arranged in such a manner that the twelve electoral areas would have different times to be present for the historic exercise.
The party also strictly adhered to the required protocols of COVID-19 as security was top notch at the venue.
Speaking at the event, Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah, Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources urged the delegates to stand behind their sole candidate to ensure she retains the parliamentary seat for the NPP in the Asokwa Constituency.
She also rallied the delegates to work harder than they did in 2016 so as to maximise the votes of the party’s flag-bearer and the MP.
Addressing the delegates in turns, Madam Appiagyei thanked them for honouring her to be the sole candidate for the December parliamentary elections.
She pledged to work beyond the ordinary so as to maximise the party’s votes especially that of the flag-bearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
In the Bantama constituency, Deputy Chief of Staff, Francis Asenso Boakye unseated incumbent, Daniel Okyem Aboagye by 456 to 112 votes.
At the Nhyiaeso constituency, Stephen Amoah, CEO of Micro And Small Loans Commission(MASLOC) with 16 votes margin beat the incumbent, Kennedy Kankam at the fiercely contested election.
At the Ejisu Constituency, NEIP boss, John Ampontuah Kumah shocked the incumbent and veteran MP, Kwabena Owusu Aduomi to take the sole ticket to represent the party at the December parliamentary election.
In Manhyia North, Collins Owusu Amankwah, the incumbent Member of Parliament for Manhyia North lost by 5 votes to his sole contender, Akwasi Konadu. Hon Amankwah has 273 while Konadu had 278 votes.
At the Mampong Constituency, Hon Sarpong Ampratwum retained his seat as candidate of the party despite the challenge from former MP, Francis Addai and one lady aspirant. Mr Ampratwum had 297 as Mr Nimoh pulled 137 votes.
At Adansi-Asokwa, tough talking Kwabena Tahir Hammond also retained the seat he has held sway for almost two decades as he swept past the challenge by Samuel Binfoh, a former SRC President at the KNUST.
At Offinso South, Ben Abdallah Banda, the incumbent MP lost to Dr Isaac Yaw Opoku. Hon Banda had 167 to the 472 garnered by his opponent.
At Effiduase, Dr Nana Ayew Afriyie swept past a Deputy regional secretary of the NPP, Lawyer Adom Appiah in a brutal election where the latter was mistaken for an impostor and was beaten to pulp as he tried challenging the voter album that was in use.
At Manso Nkwanta, incumbent MP Joseph Albert Quarm also lost his seat to one Joe Takyi.