The Akatsi South constituency secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Ocloo Mawuli Egos has beaten Martin Kofitsey Nyahe, the Municipal Chief Executive in the Parliamentary primary election.
Mr Ocloo polled 449 votes to beat Mr Nyahe who garnered only 184 votes. There were six rejected ballots.
Mrs Akorfa Buabasa, the Akatsi South Municipal Electoral Officer in declaring the results, said there were a total of 713 delegates expected to vote.
The result confirmed 633 valid votes out of the total of 639 total votes cast.
Mr Ocloo, 46, in an interview said his desire to contest in the parliamentary primary was to inject his energy and experience into the parliamentary front of the party towards what he called ‘pulling together, winning together.’
He explained that he had dedicated the past years of his life serving the party in different capacities such as constituency secretary, as well as consolidating the party’s base in making it stronger for any contest against its major opponent, the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Mr Ocloo, who is also the current Akatsi South Municipal Director of the National Disaster Management Organisation, indicated that he would present a more vibrant youth front where both the young and elderly, would be given the needed space to fight a common agenda under his watch.
“It is time to prove to the people of Ghana that Akatsi South will be made for the NPP unlike in the olden days when only one party was popular,” he added.
He, therefore, called on his supporters and other contenders to embrace decency in their political utterances since the exercise was an internal race.
He was led by Mr Philip Bokorga, the Volta Regional Deputy Youth Organiser of NPP to swear the Oath of Office.
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