Volta, Ghana – In Volta Region, Ghana, a significant step forward in the political landscape has been taken as the New Patriotic Party (NPP) vetting committee has cleared all 29 aspirants vying for parliamentary candidacy. This decision paves the way for these candidates, including six women, to contest in the upcoming primaries across 13 constituencies in the region.
According to the Ghana News Agency, the vetting process, chaired by Alhaji Masawudu Osman, National Third Vice Chairman of the NPP, concluded successfully. Osman commended the aspirants for their commitment and adherence to the party’s rules and regulations during the vetting process. The aspirants, upon completion of their vetting, expressed satisfaction with the fairness and smoothness of the procedure. They also took this opportunity to outline their plans and aspirations for their respective constituencies.
Mrs. Attoinetine Oklu, contesting from Kpando constituency, emphasized her commitment to the development of the area, highlighting road network improvements and harbour expansion as key priorities. She also spoke of her intent to attract investors for job creation and support local farmers and traders financially. Echoing a sentiment of optimism, she drew a parallel between her ballot number and that of Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, who won with the same number, to underscore her confidence in winning the primaries.
Ms. Millicent Nana Yaa Sokro, representing Ho Central, focused her campaign on women empowerment, youth entrepreneurship, and job creation. She called for unity within the party to achieve their goals and appealed to the delegates for their support in the upcoming vote.
Mr. Samuel Wisdom Doe Haligah from Ketu South highlighted his strong grassroots connections and his contributions to the party in the constituency as his unique strengths. He expressed confidence that his past work and rapport with the community would favor him in the primaries scheduled for December 2.
The clearing of these 29 aspirants signifies a robust democratic process within the NPP and sets the stage for an engaging contest in the primaries. The diverse range of candidates and their focused agendas reflect the party’s commitment to addressing various regional issues and their dedication to inclusive political representation.