By Bertha Badu-Agyei, GNA
25, GNA - the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has elected three females as
parliamentary candidates to contest in the Eastern Region, out of 11
constituencies that were cleared to contest the just ended nationwide
They are Ms Mavis
Ama Frimpong, a former Eastern Regional Minister who beat his sole contender,
Mr Paul Aboagye Dadzie, also a former District Chief Executive (DCE) to win at
the Abirem constituency, Ms Betty Crosby, incumbent Member of Parliament (MP)
who also beat his sole contender, Mr Worlase Kpeli, to retain her position at
Afram Plains North Constituency.
The other is Ms
Amanda Okyere Kwatia, a 27-year old Air Hostess, who defeated two other females
at the Suhum constituency.
In all seven
females were vetted and approved to contest among 30 aspirants in 11
constituencies in the region that were cleared to participate in the primaries.
Lasi Koryo who contested with three other males including the incumbent MP, Mr
Ebenezer Okletey Terlabi at Lower Manya, Ms Nana Ama Yeboah, contested with two
males including the incumbent MP, Mr Derrick Asifo-Bekoe at Upper-West Akyem
and Ms Lucy Anim Koryo and Ms Mary Ago also lost in the Suhum constituency.
Ms Frimpong, is
going to contest on the ticket of the NDC for the third consecutive time,
having contested in 2012 and 2016, Ms Crosby is also going for the second time
whiles Ms Okyere Kwatia is the latest to join the women contest in the 2020
So far the
Eastern Region has four female MPs including three on the NPP ticket with one
from the NDC side.
incumbent NDC MPs including Mr Thomas Ampem Nyarko, MP Asuogyaman, Mr Derrick
Asifo-Bekoe, Upper West Akyem and Mr Ebenezer Okletey Terlabi, Lower Manya
Krobo have retained their position to contest in 2020 whiles Mr Eric
Osei-Owusu, MP for Afram Plains South lost.
Kavianu, a former MP who lost to the NPP in the 2016 general elections in the
Upper-Manya Krobo constituency failed in his bid to wrestle for the seat, he
lost to Mr Bismarck Tetteh Nyarko.