NDC elect Parliamentary candidates for orphan constituencies in Upper East

The National Democratic Congress(NDC) on Saturday held primaries  in its “orphan constituencies” in the Upper East.

In the Chiana-Paga Constituency, Mr Abuga Pele, National the Youth Employment (NYEP) Coordinator polled 312 votes to beat other contestants including local District Chief Executive, Mr Thomas Dalu, who secured 146 votes.

Mr Mark Woyongo, Upper East Regional Minister, who contested for the Navrongo Central Constituency, polled 248 votes to beat  two other contestants;Mr Samson Chiragia and Mr Jacob Adongo, who polled 109 and 5 votes respectively.

At  Bawku Central, a Deputy Minister of Education, Mr Mahama Ayariga, secured 319 votes to beat his rival ; Mr Issahaku Bukari, who got 97 votes, in what political analysts in the Region expected a fear-fest contest.

In the Binduri Constituency, Mr Noah Benard polled 92 of votes to beat his opponents; Mr Stephen Atubiga, who got 90 votes, Dr Robert Kugre Naba, 69, Mr Richard Akunda, 31, and Mr Daniel Adoliba, 7 votes, in that order.

All those who won  the Primaries stressed the need for supporters to unite to enable the Party wrestle power in the orphan constituencies which were once held by the NDC.

Mr Pele stated that the main goal of the Party was to re-capture all the seats in the orphan constituencies and to also win the Presidential election.

The Regional Minister, on his part, said the campaign for 2012 has just begun and there was the need for the Party to reconcile and bring all the factions together.

He stated that because of the good works of the NDC government exhibited so far, a lot people from the other parties were defecting to the party and entreated members of the party to encourage them by accepting them into the party.

All the candidates who lost the election pledged to support the victors to pursue the party’s ambitions.

Source: GNA

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