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14.10.2008 NDC News

Nfojoh Acclaimed NDC Aspirant

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the Ho Central Constituency, Capt George Nfojoh(retd), has been acclaimed as the parliamentary aspirant of the party in the 2008 elections.

At a delegates conference in Ho on Saturday, the Ho Municipal Director of the Electoral Commission, Mr Johnson Akafia, pronounced Capt Nfojoh as the aspirant of the NDC for the Ho Central Constituency for the 2008 parliamentary election.

According to Mr Akafia, the EC went ahead with their job after the General Secretary of the NDC, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, had formally written to them introducing Capt. Nfojoh as the aspirant.

The choice of an aspirant for the Ho Central Constituency had been embroiled in controversy for sometime now due to the disqualification of another aspirant, Mr Ben Eleblu, on the grounds that he was not a paid-up member of the party.

Consequently, he sent the party to court where he sought for an injunction to restrain the party from disqualifying him and going ahead to acclaim Capt. Nfojoh as the aspirant.

The court granted the injunction and asked the aggrieved parties to go back and resolve the issue but according to the Vice-Chairman of the Ho Central Constituency of the NDC, Mr Isaac Kodobisa, the 10-day injunction had elapsed and the party had agreed on Capt Nfojoh as its aspirant.

In his address prior to the acclamation, Mr Kodobis a noted that the Ho Central Constituency was the heartbeat of the party in the region, and that the court case, which had stalled the announcement of an aspirant, had had a ripple effect on the entire region as though activities of the party had come to a halt.

Mr Kodobisa charged party members to be vigilant at the polling stations on the election day, saying the victory of the party depended upon how vigilant they were on that day in order to prevent rigging.

In his acceptance speech, Capt. Nfojoh said his victory was a victory for the party, and charged the delegates to close their ranks and work towards winning the December polls.