22.10.2004 Politics

11 Parliamentary candidates to contest three Ho constituencies

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Ho, Oct. 22, GNA - Fourteen candidates, including five women and an Independent Candidate are vying to be Members of Parliament for the Ho-East, Ho-West and Ho-Central Constituencies in Election 2004. In the Ho Central Constituency, Captain George Nfojoh, 58, a Journalist and Former District Chief Executive (DCE) of the Ho District, is the candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) while Mr Seth Dickie Kpodo, a 56-year-old Businessman, is standing for the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

The others are Mr Michael Kwesi Dedey, 34, an Engineer, for the Convention Peoples Party (CPP); Mrs Roberta Asase, 30, Every Ghanaian Living Everywhere (EGLE) and Mr Prosper Tay, 49;Businessman is the candidate for the Great Consolidated Peoples Party (GCPP).

Mr Mohammed Adoquaye, Volta Regional Director of the Electoral Commission, made this known to the Ghana News Agency on Friday. Candidates for Ho-East are Mr David Dzorkpe, 56, Accountant, for NPP; Mrs Juliana Jocelyn Azumah-Mensah, Health Administrator, for NDC and Mr Gabriel Gbedjoh, a Retired Police Officer, for CPP.

Miss Sarah Kporku, 36, Hairdresser, is standing for the People's National Convention (PNC), Miss Alice Ami Gonnie, a Retired Teacher, for EGLE, while Dr Samuel Charles Buame, 48, a Lecturer at the University of Ghana; Legon is contesting as an Independent Candidate.

The three candidates vying for the Ho-East Constituency seat are, Miss Elizabeth Akua Ohene, 59, Minister of State Responsible for Tertiary Education, for NPP; Mr Francis A. Agbotse, 60, a Lawyer and the incumbent, for NDC and Miss Ella Nancy Sifa, 64, Retired Banker, EGLE. In a related development, five candidates including a woman filed their nominations at Hohoe North Constituency with two completing the documentation for the Hohoe South Constituency.

Those vying for the Hohoe North seat are, Ms Fortune Abusuasem, 61, a Retired Educationist for PNC; Mr John-Peter Amewu, 36, a Quantity Surveyor, for NPP and Mr Prince Jacob Hayibor, 42, an Educationist for NDC.

Others are: Mr Linus Victory Fianyo, 40, Electrical Technician, for CPP and Mr Philip Afeavo, 47, Teacher, an Independent Candidate. Candidates for the Hohoe South seat are: Mr Joseph Zaphenat Amenowode, 49, a Lecturer at the University of Education, Winneba for NDC and Mr Delali Ndo, 38, Social Development Worker, is representing the NPP.

Five parliamentary candidates on Thursday filed their nomination papers to contest the December 7 polls in the Yendi Constituency. The candidates are: Alhaji Malik Alhassan Yakubu for NPP; Mr Sulemana Iddrisu Baba, for NDC; Mr Mborignam John Kwame, for PNC, Madam Gifty Samata Bukari, Independent and Mr Zuu Tutugri Mubarak Abudala, Independent.

At the Mion Constituency six parliamentary candidates also filed their nomination papers at the close of the day. They are Mr Mahama Negin Kwesi Samuel for NPP; Mr Ahmed Yakubu Alhassan, for NDC; Mr Alabira Ibrahim, for CPP, Mr Mabey Gabriel Yabbey, for PNC, Mr Sulemana Abu, Independent and Mr Abu E. Musah, Independent.

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