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Police officer cements decision to contest NDC parliamentary primaries

By Radio Mak

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Superintendant Peter Lanchene, a retired police officer, on Friday declared his intention to contest the incumbent Member of Parliament for the Wa West Constituency, Mr Joseph Yielekyireh in upcoming National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary primaries.
The retired police Superintendant had successfully filed his nomination whilst waiting to go through the vetting process.
Supt. Lanchene said his decision to contest the seat was born out of calls from a section of the people in the constituency to represent them in parliament to help transform the Wa West Constituency which he said was excessively impoverished.
The Wa West District was carved out of the then Wa District in 2004 and had since been tagged as one of the poorest districts in the Upper West Region.
Addressing scores of supporters and some delegates in the constituency after filing his nomination, he said he had the development of the communities in the constituency at heart.
He added that if given the nod he would facilitate dialogue with the people in order to represent their best interest and promote collective development.
On security, Supt. Lanchene noted that he would lead the communities to introduce community policing in the various communities who would support the efforts of the security services in the constituency to promote peace and security.
Mr Adinan Abubakari, the Wa West Constituency Chairman for the NDC, urged the aspirants to prioritise the interest of the party and to be circumspect in their campaign activities.
He also entreated party faithful and supporters to desist from acts that had the potential to mar the fortunes of the party come 2020.
Mr Abubakari congratulated the aspirants for taking the bold initiative to lead the party in the constituency into the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections.

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