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Atrensu (B/A) Aug. 31, GNA - Professor Christopher Ameyaw-Akumfi, Minister of Ports, Harbours and Railways was on Wednesday elected as Techiman North Parliamentary candidate to contest the 2008 general election on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
At a well-attended ceremony at Atrensu in Techiman municipality, Prof. Ameyaw-Akumfi polled 77 votes out of the 80 valid votes cast to beat his only contender, Mr. Isaac Kwame Antwi-Bosiako, 56, Head master of Techiman Senior Secondary School, who had three votes. Mr. Isaac Osei-Antwi, former Techiman Municipal Chief Executive, had earlier stepped down as a contestant in the election, which was conducted and supervised by officials of the Electoral Commission. Addressing the delegates and members of the party before the election, Mr. Kwasi Adu Gyan, Brong-Ahafo regional chairman of NPP, said the party was poised to capture 22 out of the 24 parliamentary seats in the region.
He said the party would form polling station groups to serve as foot soldiers to embark on house-to-house campaign and explain the laudable policies of the government to woo more people to join the party for a landslide victory next year.
Mr. Gyan advised party members in the constituency to form a unified front to tackle the diverse problems facing them to enable the party to win.
In his acceptance speech, Prof. Ameyaw-Akumfi thanked the delegates for the confidence reposed in him and promised to work harder to enable the party to win both the Techiman North and South seats in the general election.
Mr. Osei-Antwi and Mr. Antwi-Bosiako on their part pledged to rally solidly behind Prof. Ameyaw-Akumfi towards the party's resounding victory.
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