Ahead of the NDC’s congressional primaries in May this year, many party supporters expressed their desire to lead the party in various constituencies.
One such applicant was the daughter of the late David Lamptey, a prominent businessman and former investor in the National Democratic Congress.
In a statement of intent found by MyJoyOnline.com, Meredith Nakai Lamptey-Adi said her decision to run for the NDC primary in the Crotty Cole constituency meant she wanted to serve the local population in the area. It is said that it was born from the desire of
According to her, she decided to join the race because she is passionate about creating a new paradigm of unity, work and networking for voters.
“Over the years, issues such as lack of jobs and networking opportunities have been some of the major issues in the community.
“If consent is given, I will, as a priority, work with all relevant stakeholders to ensure that lucrative job avenues are available to all, especially young people.
“This entails creating networking opportunities for personal development and capacity building,” read part of her statement.
Speaking to MyJoyOnline.com behind her decision to become an MP, the businesswoman and politician emphasized that she learned the virtues of service and sacrifice from her late father growing up as a child.
In her view, these virtues have become part of her guiding principles, hence her decision to deploy them for the benefit of the members of Crottey Cole.
The ambitious MP, popularly known as Naakai, added that apart from his father’s contribution to the NDC’s fortunes, he supports many individuals through his widely acclaimed generosity and philanthropy.
According to Naakai, this was a great motivation for her and her decision to emulate her deceased father by being a source of hope for the poor, destitute and marginalized in society.
A graduate of the University of Ghana and the Ghana Graduate School of Management and Administration (GIMPA), Nakai brings to the table professional experience in human resource management and business administration.
Meanwhile, acting and creative aficionados will take on the region’s incumbent MP, Dr. Zanetor Agyeman Rawlings.
Zanetor, who currently serves on Congress’ Defense and Home Affairs Committee, is reportedly lacing his boots to keep his seat in the upcoming primary.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) will hold presidential and congressional primaries on Saturday, May 13, 2023 to elect the new standard-bearers for the 2024 elections and their candidates for Congress.
Applicants are expected to pick up a nomination form at the party’s headquarters in Adavlaka or access it through the party’s official website, according to a schedule released by the party on January 18.
Candidates for Congress will select the form from Monday, February 22nd through February 24th for a fee of 5,000 cents. Then between March 20th and she on March 22nd she should file for a fee of 40,000 cents.
This will be followed by a judging of applicants from March 27 to March 29, 2023.
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