Hon Abena Osei-Asare, the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for Atiwa-East was yesterday popularly acclaimed by Eastern Regional NPP executives as the party’s candidate for the December parliamentary elections.
Having retained the status as the party’s sole candidate in the upcoming internal primaries, the regional officers by the party’s regulations needed to confirm same at a ceremony.
Led by the 1st Vice-Chairman, Alhaji Omar Bodinga and Nana Yaw Papin, Assistant Regional Secretary of the NPP as well as some constituency executive held up high the Hon Osei-Asare’s hand to rapturous applause from party sympathisers that were at the Anyinam constituency office of the party.
With shouts of approval and spontaneous applause by party sympathisers they urged Hon Osei-Asare to retain the seat for the NPP in the December parliamentary elections.
Speaking to the Ghanaian Observer newspaper after the brief but colorful ceremony, Alhaji Bodinga said the party needed to fulfil the obligations on it by performing the acclamation at the party office.
He revealed that the proper delegates acclamation would be done in public on Saturday where the party’s sole candidate, Hon Osei-Asare would be endorsed to complete the constitutional obligation.
Alhaji Bodinga urged the party’s supporters and sympathisers to rally behind the candidate to ensure she retains the parliamentary seat for the NPP.
He also tasked the candidate as well as the party members to help maximise the votes for its presidential candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the upcomimg December elections.
Filled with tears of joy, Hon Osei-Asare thanked the NPP for the honour done her.
She commended the party’s delegates as well as members for reposing so much confidence and trust in her.
The MP, who doubles as a Deputy Minister of Finance rallied the party to work together with her so that they can increase the votes it garnered at the 2016 polls.
The task to retain the Atiwa-East seat, Hon Osei-Asare said was a collective responsibility and urged the party supporters to be ready to work to ensure they win every home to vote for the NPP and its candidates in the December polls.
“I stand here elated because I have had wonderful executives and party members to work with and i know together we shall win another term in government with Nana Addo leading as well as increase our votes margin both in the parliamentary and presidential elections in December”, the charming legislator passionately stressed.