Politics of Sunday, 11 November 2012

Source: GNA

107 candidates to contest parliamentary seats in C/R   

A total of 107 candidates from the 23 constituencies in the Central Region will be contesting for parliamentary seats in the 2012 December general elections.

The candidates are from the various political parties including the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), National Democratic Congress (NDC), New Patriotic Party (NPP), Peoples’ National Convention (PNC) and the Convention People’s Party (CPP).

Of the number, fifteen of them are women from eleven constituencies. Mr Serebour Quaicoe, Deputy Central Regional Director of the Electoral Commission, told the GNA on Wednesday in Cape Coast that seven of the total number are independent candidates.

Giving the breakdown, he said, Assin-South, Awutu-Senya-East, Effutu and Mfantseman have six candidates contesting in each of the constituencies, followed by five each for Komenda-Edna-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA), Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese (AAK), Gomoa-East, Awutu-Senya West, Agona-East, Agona-West, Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa, Assin-North as well as Upper-Denkyira East and Upper-Denkyira-West.

Four candidates each would be vying for seats in Cape Coast South, Ekumfi, Gomoa Central, Assin Central and Twifo AttiMorkwa and three each for Cape Coast North and Gomoa West.

Hemang Lower Denkyira constituency has only two candidates contesting.