Tuesday, August 26, 2008

NPP ASPIRANT RESIGNS FROM GHA (PAGE 16)

THE New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary aspirant for the Ejisu-Juaben Constituency, Mr Kwabena Owusu-Aduomi, has tendered his resignation letter to his employers, the Ghana Highway Authority (GHA), to enable him to pursue his political career.
Mr Owusu-Aduomi, who is the Ashanti Regional Director of the GHA, told the Daily Graphic that he hoped to receive a response from his employers before the end of September to enable him to file his nomination when the Electoral Commission (EC) opens nominations.
Mr Owusu-Aduomi defeated the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Akwasi Osei Agyei, in the party’s primary to win the mandate to represent the NPP in the constituency.
A graduate in civil engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Mr Owusu-Aduomi has worked with the GHA for 21 years.
He said even though he was yet to personally hit the road running, his campaign teams were on the ground doing a lot of work towards the December polls.
The aspirant stated that the campaign teams were formed in all the zones in the constituency “and they are doing a lot of good work”.
He was confident that the NPP would win over 90 per cent of the votes, both in the parliamentary and presidential elections in December.
Mr Owusu-Aduomi assured them that the NPP had become more vibrant in the constituency ever since he was elected as a parliamentary aspirant, “and this would translate into a massive victory in December”.
He was also impressed with the enthusiasm with which people who turned 18 years participated in the recent voter registration exercise.
Provisional results from the EC indicated that about 15,700 people registered in the constituency.
He said he and his campaign teams went round homes to appeal to people who had turned 18 to register.
“It would interest you to know that members of the Christian organisations who were against voting this time came out to register massively, because we managed to convince them about the importance of voting,” he said

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