By close of nominations on Thursday February 20, 2020, a total of 49 aspirants filed their nominations forms seeking to contest the December parliamentary polls on the ticket of the governing NPP in the Central Region.
The 49 would be shrugging it out in the 19 available slots in constituencies where the New Patriotic Party has sitting Members of Parliament
The parliamentary primaries are expected to come off on April 25, 2020 across the country. But the aspirants first have to successfully sail through vetting scheduled from February 28 to March 8, 2020.
Though the party intends to organize the exercise at the constituency level, a vibrant youth group aligned with the NPP, Students Network for Nana Akufo-Addo (STUNNAD) has urged the leadership of the New Patriotic Party to consider decentralizing the upcoming parliamentary primaries.
Meanwhile, a survey conducted by a group calling itself Grassroots Media Caucus has predicted that over 98% of the sitting MPs would win the primaries in the Central region.
Notable amongst them are Mrs. Cynthia Mamle Morrison for Agona West, Kodwo Kom Abban for Gomoa West, Abraham Dwuma Odoom for Twifo Atti-Morkwa and John Ntim Fordjour for Assin South.
Meanwhile, Francis Kingsley Ato Cudjoe and Alexander Afenyo Markin are going unopposed for Ekumfi and Effutu respectively.
Below is the prediction of the group with names of potential winners in bold.
1.Hon. Abena Durowaa Mensah
2. Mr. Eric Amankwa Blay
3. Mr. Emmanuel Antwi Bosiako
1. Prof. Francis Owusu- Mensah
2. Hon. Abraham Dwuma Odoom
3. Mr Ebenezer Obeng Dwamena
HEMANG LOWER DENKYIRA
1. Hon. Bright Wireko-Brobby 2. Nana Kwame Yamoah Hagan
1. Hon Kojo Asemanyi
2. Mr. Richard Panford
EFFUTU Hon.Alexander Afenyo Markin
1.James Korsah Brown 2.Hon. Ekow Kwansa Hayford
1. Mr. Evans Addison Coleman 2
Hon.Cynthia Mamle Morrison 3. Hon. Samuel Kweku Obodai 4. Mr. Yawson Otoo
EKUMFI Hon. Francis Kingsley Ato Cudjoe
ASIKUMA ODOBEN BRAKWA 50/50 btn Effah & Domson
1. Hon. Anthony Effah 2. Samuel Ofori Ampomah 3. Francis Ampong-Ansah Banasco 4. Ernest Kojo Smith 5. Bright Essilfie Kumi 6. Hon. Adjei Domson
1. Hon. John Ntim Fordjour 2. Joseph Kofi Damtse
AWUTU SENYA WEST 50/50
1. Hon. Nenyi George Andah 2. Mr. Joseph Aidoo
1. Hon Ken Ohene Agyapong 2. Eric Baidoo
CAPE COAST NORTH
50/50 btn Asher & Ampah 1. Hon. Barbara Asher Ayisi 2. Mr Lawrence Ampah 3. Mr Joseph Thomas Baidoo 4. Mr Philip Longdon
ABURA ASEBU KWAMANKESE 50/50
1. Hon. Elvis Morris Donkoh 2. Mr Eric Kobina Nyanteh
1. Hon. Alexander Kodwo Kom Abban 2. Mr Abass Kodwo Acquah
UPPER DENKYIRA EAST 50/50 btn Nana Amoako & Kwofie
1.Hon Nana Amoako 2. Richmond Nii Duodu 3.Dr Festus Awuah Kwofie 4.Charles Afari Mensah
AWUTU SENYA EAST
1.Hon Mavis Hawa Koomson 2. Bernard Ayeh Dankwah 3. Patrick Kwadu-Amponsem
1.Hon. Benjamin Kofi Ayeh 2. Hon. Samuel Nsowah Djan