Moves for MP Agyarko's replacement at Ayawaso West Wuogon initiated

BY: Graphic Online News Desk report
Some youth trumpeting their preference for Naana Agyarko as successor to the late MP Agyarko
Some youth trumpeting their preference for Naana Agyarko as successor to the late MP Agyarko

The politicking to find a replacement for the late Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Emmanuel Kyeremateng Agyarko has been initiated with the emergence of posters in the constituency.

Among the posters which emerged on Monday December 10 included that of two women, said to be wives of the late MP, who is yet to be laid to rest.

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Some youth in the constituency, on Monday made moves to present a petition to officials of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at the party’s headquarters, asking that one Lydia Agyarko, said to be a wife of the late MP, should not be allowed to contest the upcoming by-election.

Rather, the youth argued they would prefer that, another person, Naana Agyarko, also said to be a wife of the late MP, should be allowed to contest.

Party officials reportedly refused to entertain the group and refused to receive their petition.


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The youth wore t-shirts with Naana Agyarko’s picture embossed and also held a banner with her picture signalling their preference and message.

Already, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Kunbungu, Ras Mubarak has suggested that the opposition NDC should not field a candidate in the by-election and that they should allow the NPP to find a replacement for the vacant seat.

But that suggestion has been rejected by the leadership of the NDC.

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Apart from the wives of the late MP, whom some youth are rooting for, there are also indications of other interested persons who want to field other candidates for the constituency.

The Electoral Commission is yet to announce details for the by-election.

Third National Vice Chairman of the NPP, Omari Wadie in a radio interview with Accra based Asempa FM Monday afternoon disclosed that eleven people including some former footballers have expressed interest to replace the late Agyarko.

“So far 11 names including past footballers and people from certain key positions such as people from FDA have popped up but I won’t mention names now,” he said on radio.

Read also: MP Kyeremateng Agyarko dead

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon in the Greater Accra region, Emmanuel Kwabena Kyeremateng Agyarko, died at the age of 60 on Wednesday, November 21, 2018.

He died after a short illness for which he had undergone corrective surgery.

Born on December 10, 1957, the soft-spoken Kyeremateng Agyarko, brother of the former Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko was formerly Chief Executive Officer of the Food and Drugs Board (2001 – 2009).

He was a pharmacist and hailed from Odumase Krobo in the Eastern Region and Jamasi in Ashanti.