VICTORIA HAMMAH TO CONTEST NDC ABLEKUMA WEST
8/28/2012 1:09:21 PM -
Miss Victoria Haman has emerged winner of the National Democratic Congress [NDC] newly created Ablekuma West Constituency Primaries in the Greater Accra Region.
The keenly contested primary was attended by leading NDC Functionaries such as the Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the Party, Mr. Kobina Ade Coker, Mr. Bede Zeden, former Secretary General of the NDC.
Miss Victoria saw off stiff competition from Mr. Prince Derrick Agyei of the National Youth Authority [NYA] and Miss Diana Obenewa Twum, an educationist.
In her victory speech, the former Women Commissioner of the National Union of Ghana Students [NUGS], described her victory as a victory for the NDC and a wakeup call against the opposition New Patriotic Party.
She commended the sense of professionalism exhibited by her two opponents and called on them to join forces together to fight a common foe which she described as Miss Ursula Owusu and the NPP.
She promised to campaign vigorously on issues relating to the challenges bedeviling the area in addition to the Party's policies and ideologies. When given the nod as the political head of the constituency, she also promised to be a representative for all regardless of the political affiliations.
On his part, Mr. Derick Agyei ,who came second with 76 votes accepted the outcome of the ballot and congratulated the winner and urged her to work hard to ensure she wins the sit for the NDC. He also calls for unity within the rank and file of the party and promised to give her his maximum support in any direction to ensure victory for the party.
Miss Obenewaa Twum, who polled 61 votes also accepted the outcome and congratulated Miss Victoria and further added her voice to the call for unity in the National Democratic Congress family.
4 delegates each from the 63 polling stations in the area casted their vote which was presided by Mr. Young of the National Electoral Commission. Mr. Young described the primaries as free, fair and peaceful.