Former Ghana High Commissioner to the UK Emmanuel Victor Smith has been cleared unopposed to contest as the National Democratic Congress (NDC’s) Parliamentary candidate for the Abuakwa North constituency in the Eastern region.
Mr. Smith contested unopposed following the withdrawal of Dr. Simon Peter Asirifi, Metropolitan Chief Executive of East Akim, during the Vetting Committee Meeting which took place at the NDC’s Headquarters Tuesday, August 02, 2016.
“With, the settling of the Abuakwa North Parliamentary Candidature; the NDC has successfully completed its primaries in all the 275 Constituencies nationwide; and poised for the 2016 General Elections,” a statement from the party’s general secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketiah said.
It will be recalled that the substantive candidate Anthony Gyimah resigned from the position a few weeks ago over alleged reports that he owns dual citizenship which the electoral laws frown upon.
Mr. Smith was in 2012 beaten by the NPP’s J.B. Danquah-Adu, who was murdered on February 9, this year.
The ruling NDC boycotted a recent by-election to replace the slain MP out of “respect for his memory”.
Source: starrfmonline.com/ Josephine Asabea Akonor