The Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene ArHIN, has officially announced his decision to contest the parliamentary primary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Awutu Senya West constituency.
In a Facebook post on Thursday, July 13, Mr Arhin said he wants to help drive the development of the constituency, as Member of Parliament.
The Awutu Senya West constituency is currently held by Gizella Tetteh of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Mr Arhin’s Facebook post read: “This is to confirm, officially, that I will be contesting the parliamentary primaries of the New Patriotic Party in the Awutu Senya West constituency in the Central Region.”
“Win or lose, my commitment to ensuring the constituency returns to the fold of the NPP in 2024 is unwavering.”
NPP Parliamentary Primaries
The NPP has set September 23 to December 2, 2023, to hold its parliamentary primaries for Orphan Constituencies on a case-by-case basis across the country.
Orphan constituencies are constituencies the party currently does not have a sitting Member of Parliament (MP).
Aspiring Parliamentary Candidates are to procure the Nomination Forms after the payment of a non-refundable application fee of GH ¢3,000 acceptable in the form of a Bankers Draft in favour of the NPP National Headquarters, Accra.
Successful candidates would then pay a non-refundable filing fee GH ¢35,000.00 to the party.
However, for the purpose of encouraging more women, youth and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) to aspire to higher political office, such prospective aspiring parliamentary candidates would enjoy a rebate of 50 per cent on the filing fees.
This means that they would be required to pay a non-refundable filing fee GH ¢ 17,500, he said.