Nkawkaw -- Mr Kwabena Adusa Okerchiri, the sitting New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for the Nkawkaw Constituency in the Eastern Region, has been given the nod to contest the December Parliamentary election.
Mr Okerchiri, who stood unopposed, was accepted by all the 102 delegates at a primary organised at Nkawkaw at the weekend.He told a large gathering at a rally organised in the centre of the town, shortly after his election that although a lot of development projects had gone on in the area through his initiative, a lot more, such as roads, would be added to facelift the area.
He said the total development of the area was his priority and that was why he fought relentlessly for the creation of a separate district for Nkawkaw so that it would get the maximum support for its development and called on the people to vote massively for him and the NPP at the polls so that all development projects initiated would be completed.
The General Secretary of the party, Mr Daniel Kwaku Botwe, said Mr Okerchire who was also the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of Parliament, played an active role in projecting Ghana's image within the international community as a result of which the country had had tremendous foreign assistance for its development.
“Mr Okerchire is a genius and a valuable asset to you and parliament so give him the support to retain the constituency seat so that he continues with his good works”. Mr Botwe stated.He asked the electorate not to vote for any independent parliamentary candidate in the area, because doing so,would retard the progress of development, adding that such an independent candidate would never have the support of the NPP which he said would definitely win the December elections.