Philip Tengzu, GNA
Wa (UWR), March 3, GNA – The New Patriotic
Party (NPP) has scheduled Tuesday, March 3, 2020 for the vetting of aspirants
who filed nomination to contest the Party’s Parliamentary Primaries of the five
incumbent seats of the Party in the Upper West Region.
In all, twelve people successfully filed their
nominations in the Region to contest the primaries to choose the parliamentary
candidates who would lead the various constituencies in the December 7 General
Mr Ali Bukari, the Upper West Regional
Communications Officer for the NPP, who revealed this to the Ghana News Agency
in Wa, said no female had filed nomination to contest the primaries in the five
constituencies in Region.
Mr Ambrose Dery, Member of Parliament (MP) for
the Nandom Constituency and Minister for the Interior, was the sole candidate
who filed to contest in the Nandom Constituency.
Mr Kukari said, incumbent MP for the Lawra
Constituency and Deputy Minister for Roads and Highways, Mr Anthony Abayifaa
Karbo, would be contesting Mr Joseph Bilson Dontah in the Lawra Constituency.
In the Sissala East Constituency, Mr Issahaku
Amidu Chinnia, the Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, would contest Mr Abass
Ridwan Dauda, the incumbent MP for the area.
Mr Patrick Al-Hassan Adamah, the incumbent MP
for the Sissala West Constituency would be battling it out with Mr Luri Tia
John-Bosco and Salifu Naliwie Baluwie to lead the NPP in the Constituency into
the upcoming General Election.
Mr Bayon Godfrey Tangu, incumbent MP for the
Wa East Constituency, Dr Adams Sorekuon Yakubu Adama, Mr Salifu Yakubu and Mr
Adam Baduon Nasirdeen had filed to contest the primaries in the Wa East
The NPP held its parliamentary primaries for
the orphan constituencies on September 28, 2019 and had earmarked April 25,
2020 for the primaries for incumbent constituencies.
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