The Governing New Patriotic Party is all set to go to the polls tomorrow to elect their candidates who will represent the party in the parliamentary race in the December 2020 general election.
One of the regions that has been marked for fierce competition is the Eastern Region, a known stronghold of the party.
With 37 constituencies, out of which, 27 of them are in the NPP fold while the rest are under the main opposition National Democratic Congress, there is no doubt that the battle lines have already been drawn as the polls kick off tomorrow.
As the party heads to the polls to elect candidates for their strongholds, the Eastern Regional Police Command has noted 5 hot spots that are likely to spark disturbances as a result of the heat of the competition that exists between the contesting candidates.
The hot spots
At Kade, incumbent MP, Kwabena Ohemeng-Tinyase faces a strong competition from Eric Ntiri-Mensah, Kofi Ntow Kwaning, Dickson Akwasi Yeboah and Alexander Kwadwo Agyare.
Akim Oda is a two-horse race between former deputy of Agriculture, William Agyapong Quaitoo, and Alexander Akwasi Acquah, the CEO of The Community Hospitals (TCH) Group.
The sitting Member of Parliament for Adoagyiri Nsawam, Frank Annoh-Dompreh, has to beat Afua Kyerewaa Nyantakyi and David Adu-Tutu Jnr to stand for re-election on December 7.
Nkawkaw is also a race fit for the gods as its former Member of Parliament, Seth Adjei Baah, and the incumbent, Eric Kwakye Darfour, who tossed him out of Parliament in 2012 come face-to-face again. Four other candidates also in the race–Joyce Opoku-Boateng, Joseph Frempong, Kwabena Adusa Okerchiri and David Boateng Asante.
New Juaben South
Perhaps the keenest of the contest in the Eastern Region is between the Chairman of Parliament’s Finance Committee, Dr Mark Assibey-Yeboah and the Chief Executive of the Free Zones Board, Michael Okyere, who has vowed to unseat the incumbent New Juaben South MP.