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12.05.2004 General News

Lawyer to challenge Okuley Nortey in NPP primaries

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Accra, May 12, GNA - Mr Jornathan Korkwei Quaye, a lawyer and banker has filed his nomination to challenge Mr Okuley Nortey MP for Ablekumah Central in New Patriotic Party (NPP) primaries in the constituency in June.

Mr Quaye speaking to the GNA in Accra on Monday, described himself as a loyal and dedicated follower of the Busia/Danquah tradition. He said his decision to contest the primaries stem from calls by the youth and opinion leader in the constituency to him to lead the NPP to victory in this year's general election.

The parliamentary aspirant said the situation of the NPP in the constituency left much to be desired due to lack of co-ordination among the youth and weak party structures creating the impression that the NPP was not effective.

Mr Quaye said, when given the nod, he would use his organizational ability and experience as a lawyer to help the youth to understand government policies and to develop educational and sports facilities to enable the youth to develop their talents especially in football.

He expressed regrets that the youth who are regarded as the future leaders lack facilities to enable them to acquire skills leading them into negative activities and social vices.

Mr Quaye said "in the absence of recreational and sporting facilities, the energy and dynamism of the youth which should be harnessed for the betterment of society, are sometimes diverted towards the destruction of the nation".

"I would set up an education fund to establish a scholarship scheme in the constituency to enable brilliant but needy students to benefit from the fund as well as an employment centre to generate employment for the youth".

Mr Quaye called on the delegates who would be attending the primaries to vote massively for him to champion the cause of development in the Ablekuma Central Constituency and to abide by the roles of the game to ensure sanity in the party.

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