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Elikplim Akurugu files nomination to contest Dome-Kwabenya seat

NDC aspiring Parliamentary candidate for Dome Kwabenya constituency, Faustina Elikplim Akurugu has filed her nomination form on March 22, 2023 to contest the parliamentary seat for NDC in Dome Kwabenya constituency.

Elikplim Akurugu , who was accompanied by a team of supporters to submit his forms, charged party functionaries and all contestants for both the Parliamentary and Presidential across the country, to unite and organise a campaign based on facts and not antagonism.

She disclosed that she is burnt for victory for the NDC if she is voted as the parliamentary candidate for NDC in Dome Kwabenya.

Elikplim Akurugu stated that the seat had been gifted to the New Patriotic Party(NPP) for the past 16 years without any development.

“Kwabenya is my home, I know the challenges we are confronted with and I have served on the campaign trail of some past parliamentary candidates of the NDC in the constituency and I have benefited from such apprenticeship”, she said.

She, therefore, called on members and supporters of the NDC to rally behind her to wrestle the seat from the incumbent NPP MP, to continue the development and transformation agenda of former President John Dramani Mahama.

She said the NDC laid a solid foundation through the prudent management of the economy and succeeded in maintaining a substantial growth rate and reducing inflation consistently.

The Get Mahama Elected Action Group (GMEAG)

A group of former appointees of President John Dramani Mahama has made a donation towards his bid to secure the National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential candidature in the 2024 general election.

Known as ‘Get Mahama Elected Action Group’ (GMEAG), the group comprises of former ministers, deputy ministers, ambassadors, CEOs, board members, MMDCEs and DCEs.

The Get Mahama Elected Action Group made a presentation of GHC100,000 on Friday, March 17, 2023, in support of his filing fees with a commitment made by the group to support his campaign in diverse ways to ensure he is elected as the next president.

This follows an initial presentation of a GHC30,000 banker’s draft donation being full payment of Mr. Mahama’s presidential nomination form in February 2023.

Presenting the banker’s draft to Dr. Callistus, Secretary to President Mahama, Ato Sarpong, the erstwhile Deputy Communications Minister on behalf of the group, said they are committed to work assiduously to ensure a victory for Mr. Mahama and the NDC at the 2024 general elections.

The Get Mahama Elected Action Group is optimistic President Mahama will salvage the country from its economic turmoil when he takes over the management of the economy on 7th January 2025.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is expected to hold its presidential and parliamentary primaries on Saturday, May 13, 2023, to elect a flagbearer and parliamentary candidates for the 2024 elections.

Aside former President John Dramani Mahama, three other persons including businessman, Ernest Kobeah, a former Metropolitan Chief Executive of Kumasi, Kojo Bonsu, and Dr. Kwabena Duffour, a former Finance Minister. and ex-governor of the Bank of Ghana have picked forms for the presidential contest.

Meanwhile, all sixteen Regional Chairmen of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have declared their support for John Mahama rallying behind him to win the party’s flagbearership slot in the forthcoming presidential primaries.

The endorsement was made during the campaign launch of John Mahama at the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) at Ho in the Volta region on Thursday, March 2.

They hold the view that Mr. Mahama is the only person within the NDC who can lead and win the elections for the NDC in 2024.

Source: ghanaweb.com / Richard Obeng Bediako, Contributor



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