23November2014

News in Ghana

NDC elects Alhaji Imoro Yakubu Kakpagu as parliamentary candidate for Kumbungu

Former Member of Parliament for Kumbugu, Alhaji Imoro Yakubu Kakpagu, has been elected as the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) candidate for the Kumbugu bye-election.

Alhaji Imoro Yakubu Kakpagu is appealing to his contenders and delegates to work together for a resounding victory in the upcoming bye-election scheduled April 30.

He polled 170 votes out of 289 total valid votes cast to beat his closest contender, Dr Jacob Yakubu Mahama who polled 84 votes at primaries held on Sunday.

The Kumbungu constituency seat became vacant following the resignation of the Member of Parliament Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni to take up a new appointment as the Secretary-General of African, Caribbean and Pacific States.

In an interview with Gold News, the parliamentary candidate elect promised to include his opponents in his campaign team to prosecute a vigorous campaign for a resounding victory.

He said “there is no loser in this election because it is an internal battle that we have won.”

The NDC National Deputy Women’s Organizer, Margaret Chiravira who spoke on behalf of the party debunked media assertion that, there is division within the party in the Kumbungu constituency.

She urged contestants to rally behind the candidate so as to win the Kumbungu constituency seat for the NDC.