March 9, 2016

Member of Parliament (MP), David Tetteh Asumeng, has announced that he will not seek for re-election when the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) opens nomination for re-run of the Shai-Osudoku parliamentary primary following the demise of William Ocloo.

Mr. Ocloo who was the parliamentary hopeful on the ticket of the NDC died on the spot in a car crash which occurred at Juaso in the Ashanti Region on Friday, March 4, 2016.

He had won the November 21, 2015 polls to become the NDC Parliamentary candidate after amassing 780 votes to beat three other candidates, including, David Tetteh Asumeng who polled 52 votes.

Dr. Kpessa Whyte and Adzakri Kwame Ebenezer who also contested in the primary polled 57 and 48 votes respectively.

But Mr. Asumeng contributing to the motion for the adoption of President Mahama’s State of the Nation Address, Tuesday, said he was saddened by the demise of Mr. Ocloo and has therefore decided not to contest for re-election when the party opens nomination.

“Mr. Speaker, I am saddened by the death of the NDC parliamentary candidate for Shai-Osudoku. I have therefore decided not to seek for re-election when the party opens nomination”, he noted.