Gomoa East NDC Retains Incumbent MP Over Good Performance
Delegates of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) the Gomoa East Constituency in the Central Region have retained the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP), Desmond De-Graft Paitoo, as the party’s candidate for the 2024 elections.
Mr. De-Graft Paitoo’s resounding victory is attributed to his great performance, even though he is one of the first-time legislators.
The just-ended parliamentary primaries, which took place on May 13, at the Kaaf University College at Buduburam, saw the MP poll 592 votes to clinch victory over his four contenders to represent the party for a possible second term.
The MP’s closest contenders, Jasmine Bernice ObrempongDzumor and Abraham Bright-Amissah Bruce, also garnered 393 and 376 respectively, while Emmanuel Appoh Mensah secured 52, Prince Nathan Nana Baah 52, and HajiaAishetuMahmuduwith 199 votes.
Speaking to The Anchorin interview after the declaration of the result, the MP expressed appreciation to the delegates for the massive endorsement of his candidature.
The freight-forwarder also thanked his contenders for contesting and bringing the best out of him and his team.
He prayed that his contenders will lead the unity charge by on calling their followers to accept the outcome of the primary and forge ahead of the 2024 elections.
According to him, this will help the party at the constituency to prosecute an affective and well-coordinated campaign to make the NDC more attractive to the electorate to enhance the party’s chances of retaining the Gomoa East seat and recapturing Presidential power in 2024.