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27.07.2004 Politics

Sitting MP loses primaries

By GNA

Mamponteng (Ash), July 27, GNA - Nana Asante-Frempong, Member of Parliament (MP) for Kwabre in the Ashanti Region lost the primaries at the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Constituency Delegates' Conference held at Mamponteng on Tuesday.

Mr Kofi Frimpong polled 70 votes of the 107 votes to beat Nana Asante-Frempong, who had 11 votes.

The other contestant, Professor Kwame Frimpong, a Lecturer at the University of Botswana had 25 votes.

Mr Kofi Frimpong, 53, in an acceptance speech after the election supervised by the Electoral Commission (EC), thanked the delegates for the confidence reposed in him.

"We are all after the betterment of the Party and there is the need for us to forget all that transpired during the preparation for the primaries, come together and fight the common enemy, which is the National Democratic Congress (NDC)".

He said the fight had just started and called for the support of the electorate especially those in the Zongo Communities to ensure resounding victory in Election 2004.

The two losers pledged their support for the candidate and stressed the need for all to bury their differences and support the aspiring MP and the NPP to victory.

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