The New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Member of Parliament for Bantama, Henry Kwabena Kokofu, on Friday September 30 submitted his nomination forms as an independent parliamentary aspirant for the December elections at the Electoral Commission’s office in Kumasi.
The MP suffered a defeat in the NPP’s primary last year, prompting him to contest as an independent candidate.
Meanwhile, the Eastern Regional Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mark Oliver Kevor, has also submitted his nomination forms to the EC to replace Afram Plains South Member of Parliament as the party’s parliamentary nominee.
Joseph Appiah Boateng, the party’s original parliamentary nominee, dropped out of the race after a court granted a motion by one Dickson Adjei Danso that Mr Boateng should be prevented from the race because of a pending criminal case.
Mr Boateng, who is also the incumbent MP for the area, is alleged to have been convicted of fraud outside the country. The party subsequently appointed Mr Kevor to replace him as their parliamentary nominee after broad consultations with the Eastern regional and national executives of the party.