By Isaac Newton Tetteh, GNA
Kpone, (GAR) Aug. 25, GNA – Delegates of the
main opposition party? National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Kpone
Katamanso Constituency went to their primaries without a familiar face on the
ballot: Joseph Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo.
The Member of Parliament for area decided to
step down after three terms fueling speculations that he had chosen a successor
only waiting for formal endorsement.
When the delegates converged at the Kpone
Traditional Council Hall to poll, they rather endorsed Mr Joseph Akwuerteh Tettey, a public servant,
populaly known as “JOE T'”.
He pulled 558 out of the total votes of 1086
to beat his closest contender Mr Moses Tetteh, tipped by many to succeed Mr
Afotey Agbo, who bagged 428 votes while Mr. Abraham Tettey Teye and business
Mogul Mr. Ruodulph Sebuabe managed
and 33 votes respectively.
In an exclusive interview with the Ghana
News Agency, Mr Joseph Tettey expressed gratitude to the delegates for the
confidence reposed in him to lead the party in the 2020 general elections
He added that his victory was an indication
that loyal service pays.
According to Mr Tettey, he would work hard
to unite the party to defeat the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2020
parliamentary and presidential polls.
“I stand battle ready to increase the
vote margins of the NDC, “he assured.
He pledged to employ the services of his
contenders going into the 2020 election with a call on his supporters to remain
calm and reflect on the bigger cause of the party.
This was the second time Mr Tetteh had
attempted win the NDC Parliamentary ticket of the Kpone -Katamanso