May 4, 2015

As several Parliamentary aspirants including sitting Members of Parliament of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) put in place strategies to become candidates for their respective constituencies, four MPs in the Eastern Region will not have to worry themselves that much as they will not be contested during the upcoming party primaries.

At the end of nomination on Thursday 30th April, no other individuals had filed to contest these sitting Legislators.

In some constituencies, there is keen competition because as much as six to seven aspirants have filed their nominations to contest the sitting MPs.

However Honourables Dan Kwaku Botwe, MP for Okere, O.B Amoah MP for Akuapim South, Frederick Opare Ansah MP for Suhum and Kennedy Osei Nyarko MP for Akim Swedru are the lucky ones who have cleared the first hurdle and have one of their feet already set for Parliament.

The opposition NPP is scheduled to hold its parliamentary primaries come June 2015 to elect its candidates to contest the 2016 general elections.

At the end of the primaries, the party is expected to present an array of competent and winnable candidates who will fight to wrestle power from the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) party. Anim