Monday, February 18, 2008


Story: Kwame Asare Boadu, Kumasi

THE People’s National Convention (PNC) does not intend to field parliamentary candidates in all the constituencies in the Ashanti Region.
Instead, the party would consider the constituencies and see where it had comparative advantage.
The Regional Chairman of the party, Mr Thomas Akum-yong, told the Daily Graphic that contesting parliamentary seats in areas where the party was not strong enough could be a waste of resources.
He said the regional secretariat was critically studying the situation in the constituencies to determine where to contest.
He said the decision not to field candidates in all the constituencies would not in any way defeat the party’s quest to win political power in 2008.
Mr Akum-yong emphasised that once the constituencies where the party’s strength was unquestionable were chosen, primaries would be organised.
The regional chairman referred to the previous elections and said the party did not put up candidates in all the constituencies in the region.
He also spoke about lack of funds to organise effective campaigns and said the situation needed to be addressed so that the party could take off in full gear.
Mr Akum-yong indicated that the constituency executives had been holding several meetings on how to get the needed resources for its campaigns.

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