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10.10.2008 Politics

Offinso South MP withdraws from primary

Offinso South MP withdraws from primary

Dr Owusu Achaw Duah, the Member of Parliament for Offinso South, has announced his withdrawal from the New Patriotic Party's (NPP) primary to elect a candidate to contest the December election.

“After denying me the privilege to represent the NPP in the Offinso South constituency in the forthcoming election [unchallenged] as my other colleague members of parliament from Fomena and Nkoranza, I humbly obliged to participate in the party's primary by attending an interview,” he told the GNA in an interview in Kumasi on Thursday.

He expressed shock that even before the primary could be held 14 delegates suspected to be his supporters were banned from exercising their right to vote.

Dr Duah said efforts the dismissed delegates made to know the reason behind their ban resulted in physical confrontations.

“Looking at the trend of events, if I go ahead to participate in the election there would be no peace in the constituency and I do not want to become MP for anybody to lose his or her life as well as property ”, he told the GNA.