Monday, June 16, 2008


By Kwame Asare Boadu, Manso Antoakrom

THE New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Amansie West, Mr Kofi Krah Mensah, has lost his bid to become the parliamentary candidate for the third time running.
He was beaten by a 48-year-old tutor, Mrs Grace Addo, at the constituency primary held at Manso Antoakrom.
Mrs Addo, who teaches English Language at the Ejura Senior High School, polled 63 votes to emerge victorious in the primary, which featured five candidates.
The incumbent, Mr Krah polled 24 votes to place bottom.
For the three other candidates, Mrs Tabi Arhin polled 42 votes, Mr George Obeng Takyi, 35 votes and Mr Antwi Prempeh, 26 votes.
In all, 191 delegates took part in the balloting. One of the ballots was rejected.
In her acceptance speech, Mrs Addo thanked the delegates for the confidence reposed in her and pledged to work very hard with the constituency executives and the entire party to capture more votes in the constituency.
She said Amansie West deserved what was best and promised to play her role effectively as a parliamentarian when elected.
Present was the Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr E.A. Owusu-Ansah and the NPP Regional Secretary, Mr Sam Cudjoe.

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