New Juaben South MCE urges Baafi to run as independent candidate

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The Municipal Chief Executive of New Juaben South in the Eastern Region Isaac Appaw Gyasi has urged the Executive Secretary of Freezones Authority Michael Okyere Baafi to run as an independent candidate if he loses Saturday’s parliamentary primaries.

Mr. Baafi is contesting the seat, which is currently occupied by Mark Assibey-Yeboah, who is also the chairman of the Finance Committee in Parliament.

The MCE joined the NPP national youth organiser Henry Nana Boakye and a number of NPP Regional Organisers to publicly campaign for the Freezones boss in Koforidua over the weekend.

Some delegates in the constituency who confirmed the news said “the MCE told delegates that he and some others would support Michael Okyere Baafi to contest as an independent candidate in the 2020 general elections if he’s rejected by delegates.”

In a response the MP’s office said: ”Its unfortunate that a government appointee would have such mindset”.

Saturday’s Parliamentary Primaries will conclude arrangements for the ruling party’s preparedness for the December poll.

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