Dr Kwabena Duffuor Junior, the son of National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer hopeful and former finance minister Dr Kwabena Duffuor, has been cleared to contest the party’s Parliamentary Primaries on Saturday, May 13.
He will face off with incumbent Alex Adomako, brother of his father.
The Ashanti Regional Parliamentary Primaries Vetting Committee cleared Dr Kwabena Duffour Jnr as a candidate in the Sekyere Afram Plains Constituency.
The delegation that led him to the vetting included Polling Station executives and some regional executives of the party.
He also picked Number 2 on the ballot paper after vetting.
Addressing the media, Dr Kwabena Duffour Jnr urged delegates in the constituency to vote for him to direct development to the farming constituency.
In the Sekyere Afram Plains Constituency of the Ashanti Region, three out of the four Parliamentary aspirants appeared before the vetting committee ahead of the primaries.
Incumbent Member of Parliament Alex Adomako was the only contender absent for the vetting.
Dr Kwabena Duffour Jnr, who is tipped to win the primaries with over 70 percent, was accompanied by his wife as well.
His arrival to the Ashanti Region office of the NDC charged the atmosphere with drumming, singing and dancing.
NDC members present at the place scrambled to give him a handshake.
After vetting, Dr Duffour Jnr described the process as very smooth and very successful.
He said he is contesting the Sekyere Afram Plains Constituency primaries in response to the spontaneous call by the constituents for years because of his contribution to the party in the area.
Dr Duffour appealed to the delegates to give him the nod.
He also dispelled his opponents’ campaign claims that he is unfamiliar with the Sekyere Afram Plains Constituency.