Monday, September 29, 2008

DFP elects a lawyer to contest Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa’s seat

     Mr Anthony Robert Frempong, a legal practitioner, was on Friday elected the Democratic Freedom Party's (DFP) parliamentary candidate for the Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa.
     Mr Frempong, who was the only candidate at the close of nomination, was elected by popular acclamation by all the 96 polling station executives and the ward chairmen at the party's congress.
     The District Electoral Commission conducted the election under the supervision of the Central Regional Secretariat of the DFP.
     The Central Region, vice chairman of the party, Mr William F. K. Longdon, addressing members, said the country needed a change to propel it into a middle income state.
     He said the New Patriotic Party government promised to fight corruption but had not been able to fulfill that promise.
     He urged DFP wards' executives to campaign vigorously to win more members to vote the party into power come December 7, 2008.
     He appealed to supporters of the party to avoid anything that could spark conflict and chaos saying, "we have no where to go if there is conflict in the country".
     Mr Frempong, in his acceptance speech, thanked the delegates for his election and promised to work with the constituency and regional executives of the party to ensure victory.
     He appealed to members of the party to carry their campaign in a peaceful manner devoid of insults and acrimony.

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