Mark Okraku Mantey Declares Intent To Contest In The NPP Parliamentary Primaries In Ayensuano
Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Mark Okraku Mantey, has declared his intention to contest in the parliamentary primaries of the New Patriotic Party for Ayensuano, one of the thirty-three districts in Eastern Region, Ghana.
In an interview monitored by Ghana’s Hub For Pop Culture & Urban Entertainment News – www.nydjlive.com, the Deputy Minister told the host, Ike De Unpredictable on Angel 96.1FM in Kumasi that he is ready to vie for the enviable position.
He revealed the need to vie for the position was necessitated by the calls from the people in the constituency.
“We lost the last election because something went wrong. Research showed that the people didn’t like our candidate due to certain utterances and attitude but we didn’t pay attention and still put him up for elections which the people punished us for by voting us out.”
He further suggested that it was important a new face was made to vie for the seat.
“Somebody must go as a new face and all things considered, I have been around for some time, followed politicians and learnt all the tricks and I know that I can make a lot of changes if I contest for the Member of Parliament. I’m waiting for June.”
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has set November 4, 2023, as the date for its presidential primaries to select a flag bearer for the general election in 2024.
However, if more than five candidates file to run in the primaries, the party will call a Special Congress on August 26.
The nomination period for the presidential primaries will begin on May 26 and end on June 24, 2023.
The party also announced that parliamentary primaries will be held on February 24, 2024, and nominations will be accepted between December 20, 2023, and January 4, 2024.
Watch Mark Okraku Mantey declare his intent in the video below.