Lydia Akanvariba Lamisi, Member of Parliament for Tempane in the Upper East Region, would go through the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) primaries without any contender.
This is according to a verified list of persons who picked forms for the contest in the Upper East Region.
Ms Lydia Akanvariba Lamisi in March 2020, defeated two candidates to replace her late husband, David Adakudugu as the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for the Tempane Constituency.
A nurse by profession, Ms Lamisi polled 402 votes to beat Mr Cletus Azaabi, a lecturer at the Saint John Bosco College of Education, Navrongo and Dr Samuel George Anarwat, a lecturer at the University for Development Studies (UDS) City Campus, Tamale.
Mr Azaabi polled 190 votes while Dr Anarwat had 39 votes.
She went ahead to beat Joseph Dindiok Kpemka of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and incumbent MP by 4,477 votes. She secured 20,939 valid votes out of 37,400 valid votes cast, representing 55.99 per cent while Mr Kpemka, who was also the Deputy Attorney-General, had 16,462 valid votes, representing 44.01 per cent in the 2020 elections.
She joins Dr. Clement Apaak, MP for Builsa South, who also is unopposed in the party’s primaries.
Meanwhile, a total of 53 people have picked forms stating their interest in contesting the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) primaries.
The primaries is help the party elect a suitable candidate to lead the various constituencies to the 2024 general election.
When Jonathan Abdallah Salifu, the Upper East Regional Communication Officer, spoke to Mark Smith on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show today, February 28, 2023, he explained that the huge number indicates the growth of interest in the NDC.
“You see the number? It shows you the party has become attractive. People have interest in the party,” he said.
See full list below here: Full list of candidates for NDC primaries in Upper East Region
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana