Hon. George Mireku Duker, Member of Parliament for the Tarkwa Nsuaem Constituency will no more need a popular acclamation from his party delegates in the constituency to confirm is candidature for the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
This candidature was confirmed by the NPP General Secretary, John Boadu in a press conference organized by the party on Monday, June 8.
Per the party’s new guidelines and modalities for the parliamentary primaries, 16a) which states that “There shall not be elections in Constituencies where there are unopposed Candidates”, Mr Duker and the Tarkwa Nsuaem constituency will not be part of the 20th June Parliamentary Primaries set for the constituencies without parliamentary candidate but will only have a meeting with them.
Mr Duker was billed to compete for the slot with Joy Jocelyn Andoh but the later fell short of meeting the standard requirements of the party during vetting proceeding; hence her disqualification from the race.
Speaking to truthradiony.com on the latest development, Mr Kofi Yeboah, the PRO of the legislature had this to say,
“Well it isn’t surprising at all. We knew from the day of Vetting that the other two aspirants are disqualified. We will only applaud the party structure ie Regional Vetting Committee, National Appeals Committee and the National Executive committee for upholding the principles of this great party. We are hitting the ground in ensuring that out Target of Operation 60k votes is achieved.”
He further called on the other two aspirants who fell off the race to come on board to rally behind the Elephant against their biggest opponent NDC.
“We are by this calling on our internal opponents (disqualified candidates) to all come on board to stage massive campaign against the NDC to ensure our party (NPP) maintains power in the 2020 general elections because that is the ultimate vision of behind our competition ie keeping the party in government,” he added.
Hon Duker and the Tarkwa Nsuaem constituency was among the constituencies, where the NPP recorded landslide victories over the NDC in the 2016 general elections and is expected to replicate and widen the gap as he comes face to face with NDC’s debut candidate, Justice Abban (aka DJ).
Mr Duker has promised to continue working hard to put the constituency on the map and is currently on grounds with the newly appointed MCE of the area, Benjamin Kessie on various projects particularly of massive interest has been the roads within the municipality.