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29-Aug-2012  
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The New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament for Ahafo Ano South in the Brong Ahafo Region, Stephen Kwaku Balado-Manu has declared his intention to contest the Tetele seat in the Saboba District in the Northern Region when its creation is legalized by Parliament.

Balado noted that his decision came after several calls by some electorate at Tetele to contest the seat after losing the Ahafo Ano South NPP primaries to Frank Manu-Adabor.

The defeated MP stated that he is originally a native of Baasare in the Northern Region and he does not see anything wrong with contesting the Tetele seat to represent his in kinsmen in Parliament.

He told Adom News he believed his 16 years experience as an MP, would benefit the people of the Tetele, which is one of the 45 proposed new constituencies.

Mr. Balado Manu was reacting to allegations by the Ashanti Regional Secretary of NDC, Mr. Joseph Yamin that Balado Manu was campaigning in his home town while the NPP disagreed with the EC over the creation of constituencies ahead of the elections.

Balado stated that he saw nothing wrong with the decision by Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo to contest the Tema West seat, even though he (Ampofo) had represented the people of Fanteakwa in the Eastern region, in Parliament.

The Asunafo South MP insisted that the NPP was not against the proposed constituencies to allow for greater representation, but disagreed with the timing, which he said was close to the December elections.

Parliamentarians are expected to be recalled from recess on September 3 to sit for the mandatory 21 days before the Constitutional Instrument (C.I) 73 could mature, which would mandate the Electoral Commission to create the 45 new constituencies ahead of the December 7 elections.
 
 
 
Source: Adomonline.com
 
 

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