The wife of David Adakudugu, the late former Member of Parliament for Tempane Constituency, has won the primary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to replace her husband as the parliamentary candidate in the December elections.
Lydia Akanvariba Adakudugu will be battling it out with the current MP, Joseph Kpemka Dindiok, who is also the Deputy Attorney General, for the seat.
He will contest his party’s primary unopposed.
The NDC primary became necessary after the death of the party’s parliamentary candidate.
David Adakudugu died after a short illness.
He was also a former District Chief Executive (DCE) for Garu/Tempane District and was elected as Member of Parliament in 2012.
But he was unsuccessful in his bid to be reelected in 2016.
David Adakudugu bounced back to active politics by contesting the last NDC primaries in 2019.
He was overwhelmingly elected the party’s parliamentary candidate.
Going into December elections, the NDC needed to replace the late candidate in order to stand a chance of snatching the seat back from the NPP.
Three people contested in the parliamentary primaries.
Widow Lydia Akanvariba Adakudugu, Cletus Azaabi and Dr. Samuel George were the candidates in Thursday’s primary.
Six hundred and forty-four delegates in the constituency cast their votes.
At the end, Lydia Akanvariba Adakudugu won with 402 votes, beating Mr Azaabi and Dr Anarwat, who had 189 and 39 votes respectively.
By Tanko Mohammed Rabiu|3news.com|Ghana