Akatsi (V/R) Jan. 20, GNA - Mr Bernard Ahiafor, Head of Legal and Claims Department of Star Assurance Limited, has been chosen by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as its candidate for the February 5, 2013 parliamentary bye-election in the Akatsi-South Constituency.
At a constituency delegate’s conference at the weekend at Akatsi, Mr Ahiafor, 39, polled 286 votes out of 347 votes cast to defeat three others.
Mr Joshua Adrah got 36, Prince Kassim Alubankudi, 20 and William Kpormatsi, five votes.
The Akatsi-South seat became vacant when Mr Doe Adjaho, who won the seat in the December 2012 elections for the sixth time, was elected Speaker of Parliament.
Mr Ahiafor, in a remark, said he would work hard in collaboration with others to advance the development of the area.
Mr Kwasi Aboagye, Volta Regional NDC Chairman, asked the constituents to maintain the unity of purpose that nurtured Mr Adjaho into a national asset.
Mr Henry Ametefe, former Deputy Volta Regional Minister, asked NDC members to ignore what he called machinations of enemies seeking to threaten national progress.