There are likely to be a number of interesting primaries to earn the right to be candidates for the 2012 parliamentary elections on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
One of such constituencies will be Adenta in the Greater Accra Region. By his October 1, 2010 appointment as the Director of Finance and Administration, the immediate past NPP Member of Parliament (MP) for Adenta, Mr. Kojo Opare Hammond, will not be contesting the primary for the seat.
In the run-up to the 2004 elections, the number of parliamentary seats was increased from 200 to 230. Ashaiman was split and Adenta was created. The four electoral areas in Adenta are Nii Ashalley, Sutsurunaa, Koose and Gbentanaa.
Mr. Opare-Hammond won the Adenta seat in 2004 by a margin of 944 votes of Mr. Joseph Kabu-Davies of the NDC. Opare Hammond had 17,964 votes (49.1%) and Kabu Davis – 17,020 (46.6).In 2008, the NDC’s Kojo Adu Asare had 20,329 votes (53.6%), snatching it from Opare-Hammond who had 16,873 votes (44.5%).
Source: Daily Dispatch