The wife of late Member of Parliament [MP] for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Lydia Seyram Alhassan has filed her nomination to contest the vacant seat.
Voters in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency would go to the poll on January 31st to elect a new MP.
The seat became vacant following the death of the MP, Emmanuel Agyarko last month.
Filing her nomination, his wife said she will continue the good works started by her husband.
“The late Honorable Agyarko started hospital project, road network, and scholarship scheme for students and market women, health care and sanitation, for me my vision is to continue from where he left off, and with the help of all us, I hope and pray that we can achieve this,” she said.
The widow of the late MP for the constituency, emerged victorious in the party’s primaries, on December 30, 2018, by securing 441 votes out of 672 total ballots cast.
Reverend Edward Agyekum Kufuor, son of former president John Kufuor, dropped out of the NPP’s primaries out of respect for the late Member of Parliament and his widow, Lydia Alhassan.
He said he stepped down because he was uncomfortable contending with Lydia Alhassan in the same race.
EC clears NDC MP aspirant to contest Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election
Mr Delali Kwasi Brempong, the National Democratic Congress Member of Parliament Aspirant for Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency had already submitted his nomination form and has received the green light from the Electoral Commission to contest in the race.
Mr Charles Kwame Osei, the Deputy Returning Officer, Ayawaso West Wuogon who received the forms, in an interview said the Commission was satisfied with the provisions on the nomination forms after its assessment.
“We have gone through all the forms to cross check and make sure that the forms are in order, and I can tell you that the NDC aspirant has met the needed requirements by EC to contest the by-election.”
By: Farida Yusif | citinewsroom.com | Ghana