Story: Kwame Asare Boadu, Goaso
THREE candidates, including a former district chief executive, are to contest the Asunafo North Constituency primary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) this Saturday to elect the party’s parliamentary candidate for the 2008 elections.
They are Mr Mohammed Doku, the former district chief executive, Mr George Baryeh, aa businesman, nd the 2004 parliamentary candidate, Mrs Christiana Atakora-Mensah.
The Asunafo North Constituency seat was won by the NPP in the 2004 elections.
Speaking to the Daily Graphic at Goaso last Saturday, one of the candidates, Mr Doku, said he was confident of winning the primary to lead the party to victory in the 2008 elections in the constituency.
Mr Doku, who was the DCE for about six months before the NPP won the 2000 elections, said he would ride on his track record to carry the day.
He said from the days that he was the district organising assistant for the Committee for the Defence of the Revolution (CDR) to his days as the DCE, he showed maximum respect to the people and played his role to help in the development of the district.
Mr Doku said the quest by the NDC to wrest power from the NPP demanded a person who identified with the people, and that was where he stood tall among the rest.
For his part, Mr Baryeh told the Daily Graphic that his chances were very bright, and that today he would be elected the NDC candidate.
He said he had an untainted record which could carry the party higher in the constituency.
Mr Baryeh expressed happiness about the way the various candidates went about their campaigns peacefully, which showed the unity within the party.
He said the NPP feared his candidature more than the two others vying with him, and therefore urged the candidates to vote for him today.
Mr Baryeh said the NDC was growing stronger by the day, and that the signs were clear that the 2008 elections would be won by the party.