The Atiwa District Chief Executive, Mr Emmanuel Attah-Twum, has been elected as parliamentary candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the forth coming by-election at Atiwa.
Mr Attah-Twum was elected by popular acclamation due to the late withdrawal of his only challenger, Mr Samuel Nana Agyapong, a businessman, at the party’s congress held at Kwabeng at the weekend.
The Electoral Commission had announced August 31 as the date for the by-election which has become necessary as a result of the death of the Member of Parliament for the area, Mr Kwasi Annor Ankamah.
Speaking at the congress the Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, said although the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) had occupied the Atiwa seat since 1996, this time round, the NDC would win.
He said the Atiwa District had benefited from many development projects within the few months that the NDC had been in government and urged the people in the area to reject the NPP and vote massively for the NDC for them to benefit from more development.
The Constituency Chairman, Mr John Amponsah Kyei, said the party executive was working hard to ensure that good strategies were put in place to snatch the seat from the NPP for the fist time since 1996.
Mr Attah-Twum said he was confident of winning the by-election.
The congress was witnessed by the Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Mohammed Babal-Jamal and some regional and national executive of the ruling party including Mr Anthony Gyampoh, Regional Secretary, Mr Tawiah Boateng, Regional Organizer and Mr George Lawson, Deputy Genera Secretary.