The widow of late Member of Parliament (MP) for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Madam Lydia Alhassan Agyarko, has been endorsed by New Patriotic Party (NPP) as its Parliamentary candidate for the impending by-election in the constituency.
This follows her election in Saturday’s parliamentary primaries of the NPP.
She polled 439 votes to beat the four other contestants for the seat.
Her closest competitor, Ato Williams polled 131 votes.
Three other contestants, Owusu Amankwah, Maame Yaa and Esinam polled 19, 76 and 1 vote respectively.
With her victory, the stage is now set for her to face Delali Kwasi Brempong who was elected by the NDC at its candidate in the party’s primaries on Friday.
He polled 415 votes to beat his competitors, Selassie Agbo and Ekaw Acquah.
The two polled 115 votes and 190 votes respectively.
Mr. Delali Emmanuel Kwasi Brempong, who is a pharmacist contested the 2016 elections on the ticket of the NDC.
He polled 22,534 representing 39.63% in the 2016 elections.
The late Agyarko who won the seat polled 32,591 which represented 57.32%.
Profile of Maa Lydia
MBA Marketing ( UGBS, Legon)
B.A Entrepreneurship (GIMPA)
Chief Executive Officer
LYMENS MEDICAL SUPPLIES, ACCRA GHANA
MINERALS COMMISSION, ACCRA GHANA
Leadership Positions Held.
• Vice Chairman, Pharmaceutical Importers and Wholesalers Association, Ghana- 2015 to Date
• Executive Member, Chamber of Pharmacy Ghana- 2016 to Date
• Treasurer, Women Fellowship, Accra Ridge Church, Spintex Branch -2016 to Date
• Regional Chairperson (Southern Sector), Lions Club Ghana- 2014 to 2015
• President, Accra Premier Lions Club- 2005 to 2006
Membership of Professional Bodies and Social clubs.
• Chamber of Pharmacy Ghana
• Lions Club Ghana
• Women Fellowship, Accra Ridge Church, Spintex Branch
• Member, Volta Regional Finance Committee, New Patriotic Party- 2014 to Date
• Member, Ayawaso West Wuogon Finance Committee, New Patriotic Party- 2014 to Date
• Donated current Greater Accra Regional office, Pig farm
• Patron, Greater Accra Women’s Wing -2014 to 2018