New Faces and Familiar Names: NPP’s Parliamentary Candidate Elections Unveil 2024 Contenders

In a wave of political transformations, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) recently concluded its parliamentary candidate elections, setting the stage for the 2024 elections. Notable outcomes include the emergence of first-time contender Akosua Manu, also known as Kozie, as the parliamentary candidate for the Adentan constituency.

Akosua Manu: A Fresh Face in Adentan

Kozie secured a significant victory with 814 votes, positioning herself as the NPP’s candidate for Adentan in the upcoming 2024 election. Her close competitor, Kwasi Obeng Fosu, trailed with 638 votes. The Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Youth Authority, Kozie, emphasized the NPP’s capacity to drive development in Adenta, expressing gratitude for the trust placed in her by the voters.

Changes in Odododiodio: Manaf Sowah Ousts Two-time Contender

In Odododiodio, a shift occurred as two-time contender Nii Lante Bannerman faced defeat in the race for the NPP’s parliamentary candidacy in 2024. Manaf Sowah, a first-time contender, emerged victorious with 349 votes against Bannerman’s 203. The incumbent Member of Parliament (MP), Nii Lante Vanderpuye of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), previously withdrew from the race, setting the stage for a new face to represent the constituency.

Ayensuano’s Electoral Dynamics: Ida Adwoa Asiedu Triumphs

Deputy Tourism Arts and Culture, Mark Okraku Mantey, faced disappointment in the Ayensuano constituency as Ida Adwoa Asiedu claimed victory with 410 votes. Mantey secured 136 votes, while other contenders, Ernest Addo and Kingsley Boateng Adomah, received single-digit votes. The election results showcase the varied political landscape and competition within the NPP.

Tempane’s Political Revival: Joseph Dindiok Kpemka Returns

In the Tempane constituency, former MP Joseph Dindiok Kpemka has successfully secured the NPP’s ticket for the 2024 elections. Having lost his seat in 2020 to the NDC’s Lydia Lamisi Akanvariba, Kpemka made a comeback with 292 votes, surpassing his closest competitor, Deputy CEO of YEA, Ibrahim Bashiru, who garnered 229 votes.

As the dust settles on these internal elections, the NPP gears up for the larger political arena in 2024, introducing both fresh faces and familiar names to the forefront of the country’s political landscape.