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21.10.2008 Politics

Eight filed nominations in Effutu and Awutu-Senya constituencies


Eight candidates from four political parties and an independent candidate have filed their nominations to contest as Parliamentary candidates in the Effutu and Awutu-Senya constituencies in the Central Region in the December elections.

Mr Anthony Oppong, District Electoral Officer in charge of the two constituencies said this in an interview with Ghana News Agency in Winneba on Monday that, five candidates are contesting in the Awutu-Senya while three are fighting for the Effutu constituency.

He said Mr Samuel Owusu Agyei, Minister for Public Sector Reforms and Member of Parliament (MP) for Effutu who is seeking for re-election under the ticket of New Patriot Party (NPP), Mr Mike Allan Hammah for NDC and Mr Henry Kweku Bortsie, an Educationist for CPP, are aspiring to become the MP for Effutu constituency.

According to Mr Oppong, Mr Oppey Abbey, the incumbent NPP MP, David Nana Larbi, a legal Practitioner for the NDC, Rev. Kofi Akotuah-Obeng, Democratic Freedom Party are contesting for the Awutu-Senya constituency.

The rest are Mr Richard Paa Tawiah, an educationist for the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) and Mr Haroun Tetteh Mensah, also an educationist is contesting as an Independent candidate.

Mr Oppong said after filling their papers, he separately advised them to conduction their campaigns in accordance with electoral law to help ensure peaceful, fair, free and transparent elections.

He appealed to the electorate in the two constituencies, especially the youth not to involve themselves in any act that could create confusion before, during and after the election on December.

Mr Oppong reminded them that they are one people from one country and that they should not allow politics to divide them.