The Nabdam Constituency delegates of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Saturday 24 August 2019, elected Dr. Mark Kurt Nawaane, who is a medical doctor by profession and also the incumbent Member of Parliament to represent the Party in Parliament, come 2020 elections.
Nabdam District in the Upper East Region of Ghana along with the rest of the country conducted their primaries for the biggest opposition party in Ghana (NDC) where Dr. Nawaane bagged home 321 votes representing 79.85 percent of total votes cast; Dr. Vida Yakonga lecturer at UDS and Francis Zure chartered accountant at the NHIS Headquarters, both managed 72 and 8 votes respectively. The District Director of the Electoral Commission, Sheriff Alhassan made the declared the incumbent MP Dr.Nawaane duly elected.
The results announced after the election left the other two contenders wondering why the massive rejection of their bids by the delegates as to the best of their knowledge have respectively equally done their homework before filing in to contest.
Speaking to the media, the Medical Doctor cum M.P thanked the delegates and supporters for the confidence reposed in him. He said the victory was not for him as an individual but for the NDC as a party. He appealed to his contenders to rally behind him and together they can win the seat and also increase number of votes for the presidential candidate. He also sounded optimistic that come 2020 elections victory will be for NDC party both parliamentary and presidential.
“My experience in Parliamentary Primaries gave me the clue on how to win the elections. Apart from that, the delegates realized that I would be the best candidate to bring them victory in the 2020 elections. So I am not surprised at this massive endorsement.” “I have led the party to victory before and I am going to do it once again. We are winning the seat once again.” Dr. Nawaane remarked.
The election was conducted in a free and fair atmosphere where no official complains were made by any candidate or their supporters. All contenders would be met by party reconciliatory team from the regional level to patch up their differences.
By : Peter Agengre