Nii Lantey Vanderpuye steps down from NDC’s Odododiodio parliamentary race
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is in the process of selecting a new parliamentary candidate for the Odododiodio constituency, as the incumbent MP, Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, has chosen not to run in the upcoming elections.
Three candidates have officially submitted their nominations, and the election is set for October 31, 2023. Nii Adjebu Lamptey, the Chairman of the NDC Elections Committee in the Odododiodio Constituency, has advised party supporters to conduct their campaigns responsibly and with caution.
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He emphasized the importance of maintaining peace and decorum during the internal party competition. The next steps in the electoral process include candidate vetting on Friday at the regional party office and the elections on the originally scheduled date of October 31.
Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuye has been the MP for Odododiodio since 2013, initially winning the seat in the 2012 elections against Victor Okaikoi of the New Patriotic Party, despite his confident statement that he would concede the seat if he received less than 65% of the vote.
In the end, he secured victory with 63% of the vote (45,967 votes), while Okaikoi received 36% (26,269 votes), and Emmanuel Odoi of the Convention People’s Party received 1% (745 votes).
Vanderpuye retained his position in the December 2016 elections, earning 57.04% of the vote (36,606 votes) against his closest competitor from the New Patriotic Party, who received 41.56% (26,671 votes).