The New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) newly elected parliamentary candidate for the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency, Lydia Alhassan, has said her victory marks the beginning of a campaign to retain the seat for the party.
The widow of the late MP for the constituency emerged victorious in the party’s primaries at Dzorwulu JHS by securing 441 votes out of 672 total ballots cast.
The seat became vacant following the demise of her husband, Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko.
Lydia Alhassan, who dedicated the victory to her late husband appealed to members of the party in the constituency to work together with her.
“Let us all put ourselves together and go out there and face Delali Brempong. We have done this before and we can do this again. We are retaining this seat together. We are doing this together. Delali, be ready, 31st January we are coming at you. We are retaining this seat.” – she said.
According to her, the NPP has held this seat since 2000 but Delali Kwasi Brempong of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will be hoping to cause an upset in what has become an NPP stronghold.
The Electoral Commission has planned to hold the by-election for the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency on January 31, 2019.