01.05.2004 Regional News

Pru Constituency elects NPP Constituency candidate

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Yeji (B/A) May 1, GNA - Dr. King David Amoah, a 52-year-old veterinary doctor was elected New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary candidate for Pru Constituency in Brong-Ahafo in the primaries at the weekend.

He contested with two other candidates.

Dr. Amoah polled 87 votes, while Mr. Kwaku Manu, a Lawyer and Mr. Iddi Gariba had 18 and eight votes respectively.

Speaking after the elections, supervised by officials of the Electoral Commission, Dr. Amoah, who is also the constituency's first vice-chairman thanked the delegates for his election.

He expressed the hope that the party would capture the newly-created Pru constituency and also break the myth surrounding the dominance of NDC over the three other constituencies of Atebubu North, Atebubu South and Sene in the 2004 elections.

In another development Mr. Murinu Ibrahim Mohammed, 48, Atebubu District Co-ordinator of the National Disaster Management Committee (NADMO) has had the nod of NPP delegates at the primaries in the Atebubu North Constituency.

Mr Mohammed polled 83 votes to beat four other contestants, Kofi Amoakohene, who had 28 votes, Nana Kwakyi, 11, Charles Poku, three and K.K. Asante, nil.

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