Asutifi South elects Alhaji Dauda unopposed

Nkaseim (B/A), Jan. 30,  GNA- Delegates of the Asutifi South Constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Friday endorsed by popular acclamation Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister for Transport as the party’s candidate in the upcoming parliamentary election.

The constituency’s 311 delegates, including 37 executives from 69 polling stations, returned Alhaji Dauda, incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for the area unopposed, at an election supervised by officials of the district office of the Electoral Commission (EC) at Nkaseim in Asutifi District of Brong-Ahafo.

In an acceptance speech, Alhaji Dauda said his unanimous      Alhaji Dauda enjoined members and supporters of the party to be firm and more committed to the cause of the party, stressing that, political parties were followed not because of monetary handouts but to bring about socio-economic progress and development.

He urged all qualified voters to register when the biometric voter registration exercise is opened, warning that, court actions would be instituted against any individual found preventing a qualified person from being registered.

He entreated them to maintain the bond of unity and love in the interest of the party and pledged that he would continue to work hard as their MP.

Alhaji Dauda said his election does not only justify the confidence reposed in him but a believe that he would bring more developmental projects to the constituency.

Mr Sampson Baton Braimah, District Director of the EC, earlier informed the delegates about the impending biometric voter registration exercise, saying it was a completely non-partisan national programme.

He urged political party activists to restrain themselves from all partisanship actions and tendencies during the exercise to avoid marring the process.

Mr Modestus Nuworsu, constituency secretary of the party, later in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, explained that unlike the other constituencies in the region, where the parliamentary primaries were held last Saturday January 21, the Asutifi South primary with the permission of the party’s National Executive Committee had to be rescheduled because of the burial and funeral rites of a prominent member of the party in the constituency on that day.

Meanwhile a mini-rally had been organised by the constituency executives at the Nkaseim town park after the primary to outdoor Alhaji Dauda as the party’s candidate for elections 2012.

It was addressed by Mr Eric Opoku, Deputy Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister and Mr Opoku Atuahene, Regional Chairman of the party and Alhaji Dauda.

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