Businessman and a philanthropist, Enock Nyarko , has won the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary primaries in the Jaman North Constituency in the Bono Region.
Six persons contested but it was a two-horse race between Mr. Nyarko who is a businessman, and Former MP Siaka Stephens
Enock Nyarko polled 375 votes, while his main contender, Hon. Siaka Stephens former MP, trailed behind with 86 votes, DCE for the area , Solomon Owusu also had 48 votes, Linda Nyarko only woman amongst the men got 25 votes, Eric Yeboah one of the contestants also polled 25 votes and last but not least Yaya Tuwale had 20 votes.
Speaking to the media after his victory, the Businessman was optimistic that NPP will win back the Jaman North parliamentary seat from the NDC.
“It was unfortunate that we lost the parliamentary seat in 2020 but i believe strongly that with this strong record and if we do our things well as a party and bring the base on board towards wrestling the seat from the NDC candidate, i believe it is something that is very doable,” Mr. Nyarko
He also expressed his gratitude to the delegates, party members, and sympathisers of the ruling NPP for their unflinching support and confidence repose in him for this sweet win.
Mr Nyarko is now set to face off with the incumbent Member of Parliament, Frederick Yaw Amankwah with the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2024 general elections.
He won the Parliamentary Seat with 22, 375 votes whilst the NPP Parliamentary Candidate Siaka Stephens who was the incumbent MP polled 18, 206 votes in 2020 elections.