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02.05.2011 NPP News

Gomoa East NPP elects Medical Doctor as Parliamentary candidate

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May 02, 2011
Gomoa Ekwamkrom (C/R), May 2, GN A- The Gomoa East Constituency branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has elected Dr Edwand Nana Cudjoe, a medical doctor based in US, as its parliamentary candidate to contest the 2012 election.

Dr Cudjoe polled 192 votes to beat five other contestants in an election conducted by Electoral Commission (EC) at Gomoa Ekwamkrom, near Agona Swedru.

The second contestant Mr Sam Quram, a former MP, had 105 votes whilst Mr Kwesi Abuakoh, Chartered Accountant got 55 votes with Mr Mac Jewll Annan, former District Chief Executive in Kufuor administration polled 45 votes and Mr Foster Forson, an accountant, obtained 22 votes.

Dr Cudjoe promised to unite the party members to ensure victory in the 2012 elections.

He said his priority would be on education if he is elected as MP and promised to support underprivileged children to attend secondary and tertiary institutions.

Dr Cudjoe said an educational endowment fund would be established to assist needy but brilliant children in the constituency, adding that there were many children roaming the streets to the disadvantage of their education.

On agriculture, Dr Cudjoe said when given the nod he would collaborate with government agencies to assist farmers in the area to increase their production.

Mr Benjamin Otoo, Gomoa East Constituency Chairman of the party, appealed to other contestants to assist the winner for the party to win the election, saying that the victory for Dr Cudjoe was for all party supporters and urged them to work hard to win the 2012 elections.

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NPP Parliamentary candidate calls for peaceful campaign

Wechiaw (U/W), May 2, (Seidu) GNA - Mr. Adams Nuhu Timbile, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for the Wa West, has appealed to all sympathizers and activists of the party to stay focused, campaign on issues and desist from insulting opponents and engaging in violence in the run-up to the 2012 elections.

He said they must also eschew tribalism and self-centeredness and embrace development no matter who was bringing it adding that they needed each other now than before as they were bound to fail if they were divided.

Mr. Timbile said this in a speech after winning the constituency's primary through acclamation at Wechiaw.

The new parliamentary candidate, aged 30, holds a first degree in Administration (Accounting option) from the University of Ghana and is a Level three student of Institute of Chartered Accountants Professional Examinations programme

He said "Election 2012" must be an occasion and a vehicle for the realization of the hopes and dreams of the people.

Mr Timbile said during the tour of the constituency he saw hunger, disappointment and hopelessness in the people as promises made to them had not yet been redeemed.

"Our footpaths must be made roads, our valleys must be bridged, our children must be educated, our farmers must be supported, our traders must be in business our mothers must smile while in labour we must drink water from safe sources and our aged, sick and disabled must be cared for," he said.

Mr. Timbile told the delegates that he was passionate about eradicating poverty and ignorance and had already started giving support to farmers, petty traders and small grants to students for the acquisition of educational materials through his non-governmental organization.

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Obodai wins Agona West NPP Primaries again
Agona Swedru (C/R), May 2, GNA - Mr Samuel Kweku Obodai, the Member Parliament (MP) for Agona West, was re-elected as the parliamentary candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the fourth consecutive time.

He polled 199 votes to beat four other aspirants in a fiercely contested battle which saw Mr Ebenezer Selby, polling 193 votes.

Mrs Cynthia Morrison, Director of Maryland Montessori International School at Agona Kwansakrom polled 96 votes with Mr Richard Andam, a businessman polling 57 votes. Mr Thomas Kwesi Asante, had 26 votes.

Mr Danquah Smith, Central Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party urged the delegates and entire members to bury their political differences to enable the party win in the 2012 general elections.

He said most of the Parliamentary seats in the region went to National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2008 elections due to petty misunderstandings and internal wrangling.

Speaking to the press after his election, Mr Obodai said the election was a family affair and there was no need for losing aspirants to become upset, adding that the delegates have spoken and urged them to support to him and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to the 2012 election.

At Agona East, Mr John Kwesi Agyabeng, the sitting MP was also elected unopposed through acclamation held at Agona Kwanyako.

The delegates also held a conference to discus matters affecting the party in the constituency and adopted strategies towards winning the 2012 elections.

Mr Agyabeng called on the members to bury their differences and asked them to work hard since the party needed to work extra hard to beat the NDC in the next election.

GNA

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