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Diana Aburiya confident she’ll snatch Bongo seat from NDC, citing her popularity over NDC candidate

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Diana Aduko Aburiya Asuure, the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) parliamentary candidate-elect for the Bongo constituency, has expressed unwavering confidence in securing victory in the 2024 general elections. Madam Aburiya attributes her optimism to annexing the Bongo seat from the NDC, saying that her popularity among the constituents gives her an edge over the National Democratic Congress (NDC) candidate, Lawyer Charles Bawa-Dua.

The Member of Parliament for Bongo, Edward Bawa, lost the parliamentary primaries to lawyer Bawa, who is leading the NDC in the Bongo constituency for the first time. It is against this backdrop that Madam Aburiya, who contested the NPP primaries three consecutive times and led the NPP in the 2012 general elections, said she is well-marketed enough to win the seat for the NPP.

“I have been marketed enough. The constituents know my ability; they know. And this time around, the NDC is fielding a new candidate, somebody who has never contested the general elections. I am better marketed than he has been,” she stated.

Madam Aburiya emerged victorious in the NPP parliamentary primaries held over the weekend, earning the party’s mandate to contest the 2024 general elections. She secured 350 votes, while A-ugidimah Frank Aborigo had 232 votes and Mba Asalma Richard had 19 votes.

In an interview with A1 Radio, following her success in the NPP primaries, Madam Aburiya believes that her familiarity with local issues and her active engagement with residents give her an advantage over the NDC candidate.

According to Madam Aburiya, the NPP has always lost the Bongo parliamentary seat because the party “continues to field new candidates each time there is an election. But this time around, the delegates have decided to field somebody who has ever contested a general election in Bongo.”

“The other constituencies in the region that we have had MPs for the NPP, if you look at the terrain, it was the same thing that happened. Those constituencies decided to repeat the same candidates in the subsequent elections, and that has yielded results,” she added.

Madam Aburiya acknowledged the warm reception she had gotten from the two other candidates she went into the parliamentary contest with and called for unity among the party members to annex the seat that is currently occupied by the NDC.

Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Joshua Asaah|Ghana

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