The New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Asuogyaman constituency of the Eastern Region has elected Pius Enam Hadzide as its parliamentary candidate for the 2024 elections.
Enam Hadzide, who currently serves as the CEO of the National Youth Authority, secured an overwhelming victory in the primaries held on Saturday.
He won with 423 votes, easily defeating his three opponents. Former CEO of Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority Paul Ansah came second with 131 votes.
Michael Ansah, the CEO of GIADEC, placed third with 113 votes. Administrator of National Premix Fuel Secretariate Nana Abrokwa trailed in fourth position with 95 votes.
A total of 766 valid votes were cast, with four rejected ballots.
Hadzide's landslide win could be attributed to his efforts to boost the party's chances in the constituency.
About a week before the primaries, he unveiled a new party headquarters he had built for the NPP in the area.
He had urged the grassroots members to rally behind his bid in order to help develop the constituency.
The victory puts Hadzide in a strong position to retain the Asuogyaman seat for the NPP in the 2024 general elections.
The primaries were part of the NPP's internal process to select candidates for the orphan constituencies across Ghana where they do not have sitting MPs.