Delegates of the New Patriotic Party have rejected some big names and incumbent Members of parliament in the party’s primary for some newbies to represent them in various constituencies in the country.
In the Greater Accra Region, Yaw Buaben Asamoa, who is the NPP Communications Director, has been retained for the Adentan constituency to attempt a second term in parliament in the 2020 general elections.
MP for Okaikwei South, Ahmed Arthur, who has held the constituency seat for two terms, was however rejected by the party. Delegates of the party have chosen Dakoa Newman to represent them in the December polls.
Incumbent MP for Effia in the Western Region, Joseph Cudjoe, has been retained.
Deputy Chief of Staff, Francis Asenso-Boakye, who challenged the MP for Bantama in the Ashanti Region, Daniel Okyem Boakye, has won the seat to represent the party in the December polls.
He polled 456 votes while the incumbent managed only 122 votes.
At the Offinso South constituency, MP for the area who is also the Chairman of the constitutional and legal Comittee of Parliament, Ben Abdallah Banda has lost to Dr. Yaw Isaac Opoku.
From the Tema East constituency, Deputy Transport Minister Titus Glover beat Ben Ashitey to retain the seat. He polled 522 votes while Ashitey had 233
Collins Owusu Amankwaah, MP for Manhyia North has lost to Akwasi Konadu who won with just five vote difference.
At Dome Kwabenya, MP for the area, Adwoa sarfo beat Mike Oquaye Jnr for the third time and now seeks a third term in parliament.
In the Eastern Region, MP for Akuapem South, O.B Amoah who is a deputy Local Minister will be going for a fourth term in parliament having won the primary.
For the second time, private legal practitioner Lawyer Ebeneze Jojo Kum has won to contest on the party’s ticket in Ahanta West in the 2020 general elections.
At the La Dadekotopon constituency, the incumbent, Vicent Odotei Sowah lost the ticket to Joseph Gerald Nyanyofio. Mr Odotei said he is unperturbed and will continue to work for his community and the NPP to ensure that the National Democratic Congress doesn’t win power.