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NPP Primary: Akufo-Addo’s Driver Elected La Dadekotopon Parliamentary Candidate

Joseph Addo, the long-serving driver of President Akufo-Addo, has emerged as the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) parliamentary candidate for the La Dadekotopon constituency. In a keenly contested primary, Addo secured 664 votes, defeating his main challenger, Solomon Kotey Niikio, who polled 555 votes.

The NPP’s National Executive Committee sanctioned the primary following the resignation of the previously elected parliamentary candidate, Dr. Gerald Joseph Tetteh, for personal reasons. Addo, who has been President Akufo-Addo’s driver for over 20 years, expressed his intention to contest in the primary after Tetteh’s resignation.

In a recent gesture of support for the party, Joseph Addo donated an office complex located on the Ako Adjei Road to the NPP. This donation was seen as timely, as the party had been operating from a rented apartment due to a lack of a permanent office complex. Addo stated that his donation was aimed at aiding the party in its efforts to win back the constituency from the NDC in the upcoming election.

La Dadekotopon is a crucial seat for the NPP, as they lost it to the NDC’s Rita Naa Odoley Sowah in the 2020 election. With Joseph Addo now poised to represent the NPP in the constituency, the party is hopeful of reclaiming the seat and strengthening its position in the region.

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