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Politics of Friday, 28 February 2020

Source: Daniel Kaku, Contributor

NPP Primaries: Catherine Afeku, two others run unopposed in Western Region

Catherine Afeku, former minister for tourism, culture and creative arts Catherine Afeku, former minister for tourism, culture and creative arts

The Minister of State at the office of the Senior Minister and Member of Parliament (MP) for Evalue-Ajomoro Gwira Constituency, Catherine Abelema Afeku and two incumbent MPs are running unopposed in the NPP's parliamentary primaries in the Western Region.

The other two incumbent MPs include the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts and MP for Prestea Huni-Valley Constituency, Lawyer Barbara Oteng-Gyasi and the Minister for Railways and MP for Essikado Constituency, Hon. Joe Ghartey.

At the close of nominations on February 20, 2020, a total number of 26 aspirants were able to successfully filed their nominations in the party's parliamentary primaries slated for Saturday, April 25, 2020 in 168 Constituencies across the country.

In a statement issued and signed by the Western Regional Secretary of the party and copied to the media, Mr. Charles Cromwell Nanabanyin Onuawonto Bissue emphasized that, "In line with the National Council’s directive pertaining the upcoming parliamentary elections on 25th April, 2020. At the close of nomination on the 20th February, 2020, Twenty Six (26) aspirants successfully filled their nominations to contest in the Western Region".

He, therefore, disclosed that four aspirants who picked nomination forms to contest couldn't submit their forms and they include; Moses Andoh from Jomoro, James Obeng, Yaa Frimpong Ayensu and Eric Obgamey Selby from Evalue-Ajomoro Gwira Constituency.