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27.05.2008 Politics

Asare launches campaign…for Bartels` seat

By Charles Takyi-Boadu - Ghanaian Chronicle
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One of the five aspirants intending to step into the shoes of Kwamena Bartels in the impending Parliamentary primary of the New Patriotic Party in the Ablekuma-north constituency, David Nana Yaw Asare, has launched his campaign.

At a ceremony at the Novotel Hotel, in Accra on Thursday, he asked the delegates to assess him by his track record and contributions to the party and vote for him as the NPP's Parliamentary Candidate in the constituency.

Out of the 97 delegates who are scheduled to vote in the impending primary, 81 honoured the invitation and attended the programme.

Present were Alhaji Maiga, President of the Nasara club and Paa Kofi Anson, the former Chairman of the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) and some members of the Council of elders in the constituency.

David Asare, who happens to be a two-time Assembly Member for the East-Darkuman electoral area and an Assistant Public Relations Officer of the Waste Management giant, Zoomlion Ghana Limited, is thus banking his hopes on his track record to win the slot.

He is contesting the primary with four others, including the likes of constituency Chairman, Kofi Ofori, who has resigned to contest, Mr. K. Gyasi, a former Candidate for the Reform party, Dr Adomako and one Joe Appiah.

According to Mr. Asare, his vision is to bring the constituency together in order to forge ahead to develop the area, whilst continuing the work done by the outgoing Member of Parliament for the area, Kwamena Bartels.

Hon. Bartels has decided not to contest the seat after serving his constituents in Parliament for three consecutive terms.
Mr. Asare hopes to step into Bartels' shoes to continue from where he would leave.

If given the mandate to represent his constituents, he expressed his desire to assist the youth in the constituency to meet their aspirations in life in order for them to play their respective roles in society.

He is therefore banking his hopes on his two-term track record as an Assemblyman of the area to win the primary.
However, Mr. Asare was optimistic of coming up tops, ahead of his fellow contestants.

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