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Elvis Awonekai can’t even match 2020 results of Rex Asanga – NDC communicator

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A communication team member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Upper East Region, Nelson Nsobila, popularly known as Brain Box, has described the NPP 2024 parliamentary candidate contest against the NDC candidate in the Bolgatanga Central Constituency as a non-starter.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Bolgatanga-Central Constituency elected Elvis Figo Awonekai as their parliamentary candidate for the December 7th, 2024 elections. Mr. Awonekai would be facing the incumbent National Democratic Congress Member of Parliament for the Bolgatanga Central Constituency, Isaac Adongo.

But speaking to Joshua Asaah on ‘Zina Yela’, Mr. Nsobila said the NPP candidate, Mr. Awonekai, will not get votes close to the party’s 2020 results when the NPP candidate was Rex Asanga. According to Brain Box, the votes Figo Awonekai would obtain later this year after the election will be used to compare with Mr. Asanga’s votes, not Isaac Adongo’s, nor to talk of him winning the seat.

“In Bolga Central, Figo Awonekai is my brother. But let me tell you, if he is able to get more votes than Rex Asanga’s 2020 votes in the upcoming elections, I will leave politics; you can mark this date down [13 March 2024]. Elvis Figo will not get more votes than Rex’s votes, so he is contesting Rex, not Isaac Adongo. We are going to use his results to compare with Rex’s results, not Isaac Adongo’s. Isaac is going to beat him with a big gap,” he said.

Elvis Figo Awonekai became the candidate for the NPP after beating two others at the party primaries last year, succeeding the current Bolgatanga Municipal Chief Executive, Rex Asanga, who was the NPP parliamentary candidate in the 2020 parliamentary election in the constituency but decided not to contest for the primaries again.

Mr. Adongo of the NDC had 36,726 votes, representing 64.5 percent, Mr. Asanga of the NPP obtained 19,794 votes, representing 34.7 percent, Francis Ayadago of LPG got 237 votes, representing 0.4 percent, and Madam Abdul-Rahman Latifa of the CPP managed to attain 214 votes, representing 0.4 percent.

But the ultimate decision-makers will be the over 80,000 registered voters within the Bolgatanga Central Constituency on December 7, 2024.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|David Azure|Bolgatanga|

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