April 29, 2011

The Builsa North Constituency of the New Patriotic Party will hold its parliamentary primaries today Friday April 29, ahead of the April 30 schedule for the nationwide exercise.

This is to allow for the final funeral rites of the Late Paramount Chief of the Builsa Traditional Area, Naa Ayietta Azantilow, scheduled for Saturday April 30.

In all, three persons will be vying for the seat which was occupied in 2008 by the ruling NDC’s Timothy Awotiirim Ataboadey.

They are the Upper East Regional Chairman of the party and Former Member of Parliament for the area, Agnes Chigabatia, Former District Chief Executive for Builsa North, Thomas Alonsi and a Former Manager of the Builsa District Mutual Health Insurance Scheme, James Abakisi.

In 2008, Agnes Asangalisa Chigabatia failed to retain the seat for the NPP and lost by over 1,200 votes to the NDC’s Timothy Awotiirim Ataboadey.

The seat was occupied by the NDC in 1992, 1996 and 2008.

Story by : Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gh