U/E Regional Minister challenges Kofi Adda for NPP slot

Upper East Regional Minister, Paulina Tangoba Abayage, has announced she has picked nomination form to contest the Novrongo central parliamentary seat in the December 2020 general elections. Ms Abayage who will contest on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party, will first have to beat Minister of Aviation, Joseph Kofi Adda, who currently occupies that seat, in the NPP primary to get the mandate of the party. The regional minister announced her bid Friday night during a press soiree in Bolgatanga. “This morning I paid 2,000 cedis in banker’s draft and picked my forms to contest the Navrongo central parliamentary primaries,” she said and declined to give further details, particularly on her motivation to contest. She told journalists at the event that she will not “say anything further. So don’t ask me anything about that again”. The media practitioner cum gender activist was made Ghana’s Ambassador to Italy seven months after Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo assumed office as the President of Ghana. She was however recalled to take up the regional minister job in August 2018. Ms Abayage replaced Mr Rockson Bukari who was accused of non-performance. By 3news.com|Ghana]]>

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