Former Member of Parliament for the Tempane constituency and former deputy Attorney general who rode a bicycle to file his forms to contest the Tempane primaries of the New Patriotic Party has successful defeated his only contender.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of operations at the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), Alhaji Bashiru Ibrahim’s desire to represent the people of Tempane in parliament was cut short as he was defeated in the Saturday contest.
The former deputy Attorney general pulled 292 votes out of the 521 valid votes cast while Mr. Ibrahim Bashiru secured 229 votes.
Lawyer Joseph Dindiok Kpemka thanked the delegates for the verdict and trust conferred on him overwhelmingly to lead the party in the 2024 parliamentary polls.
He charged all party members to get on board in unity because he and his contender are forging in unity ahead of the 2024 elections.
“ I am with much humility this afternoon to accept the verdict of the people that has been conferred on me this afternoon by electing me as parliamentary candidate for the Tempane constituency as the New Patriotic Party is concerned for the 2024 election, I find this as an honour , privileged and the rare one is that to served the party once again. First, let me thank my opponent who is a friend as well, can imagine that antithetical situation a very good friend who was an opponent as far as this election is concerned, has accepted defeat and congratulated me, I thank him for being magnanimous even in defeat”.
Addressing the delegates, the deputybChief Executive Officer in charge of operations at the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), Alhaji Bashiru Ibrahim pledged his full support for Lawyer Joseph Dindiok Kpemka, indicating that he was ready to work for the best interest of the New Patriotic party to reclaim the seat come 2024.
The incumbent Member of Parliament, Mrs. Lydia Akanvariba Lamisi defeated Joseph kpemka in the 2020 elections.
She pulled 20,939 votes representing 55.99% while Joseph Dindiok Kpemka had 16,462 votes representing about 44.01 % in the 2020 general election.
Source: mywordfmonline.com/Gaspard Ayuureneeya