Nana Osei Kyeretwie/Fredrick Asenso Boateng, GNA
Hwidiem (Ahafo), Sept. 29, GNA – Mr Yaw
Owusu Brempong, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Venture Capital Trust
Fund, has been elected as the Asutifi South New Patriotic Party (NPP)
parliamentary candidate for the impending 2020 general election.
The election was conducted at Hwidiem and
supervised by a three member-team from the Asutifi South District Office of the
Electoral Commission (EC), led by Mr Gideon Yeboah, the District Electoral
Officer, supported by Mr Kwabena Asante, the Ahafo Regional Deputy Director of
Mr Brempong won with 293 votes while his
only contender; Alhaji Ali Mohammed Suraj, an Accra-based businessman, had 129
votes, making a total valid votes cast of 442, with three rejected ballots.
Alhaji Suraj conceded defeat, accepted the
results as free and fair and congratulated Mr Brempong on his victory,
describing it as a win not for him but the NPP.
He pledged to be patriotic and committed to
supporting the candidate-elect for a vigorous and well-executed campaign to
clinch victory for the Party.
Mr Brempong thanked the delegates for the
confidence reposed in him, saying that it was not time for jubilation because
“Suraj did not lose, I did not I win but NPP won”.
He, therefore, called for “watertight unity”
within the Party, adding; “We must avoid divisive tendencies and remain focused
to work hard for victory in Election 2020”.
Earlier before voting started at 1200 noon,
Mr. Saint Michael Frimpong, the Constituency Chair, Mr Kwabena Owusu-Sekyere,
the Acting Ahafo Regional Chair, and Mr Benjamin Yeboah-Sekyere, the Ahafo
Deputy Regional Minister and member of Parliament for Tano South, took turns to
address the delegates on a number of issues to make the Party more appealing to
Mr Yeboah-Sekyere reminded members and
supporters on the need to work even harder to strengthen the Party on the
ground to achieve the ultimate goal of overwhelming victory in 2020.