A Former parliamentary candidate on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Essikado Ketan constituency in the Western region, Dr. Grace Ayensu Danquah, has denied not contesting the party’s internal contest.
“It is not true I have withdrawn from the race. The truth is that I am contesting and I am number three on the ballot”.
Dr. Grace Ayensu Danquah, who would be going into the race with two other contestants, is tipped to win, considering the difference she made in the last parliamentary race in the Esskiado Ketan constituency.
In the last parliamentary elections, Dr. Grace Ayensu Danquah garnered more than thirty thousand votes and there is a strong belief and hope that she would win the Essikado parliamentary seat in 2024.
She challenged the Essikado Ketan parliamentary contest in a Sekondi High Court and later withdrew the suit, on grounds that the court failed to speed up the hearing of the petition.
Considering the difference she made in the last parliamentary election, many were of the view that she went unopposed in the internal contest.
However, she is going into the internal primary contest with two other aspirants.They are Henry Abbey Heart and Dr. Kobby Spio-Gabrah, son of Dr. Ekow Spio-Gabrah.
The Chronicle is aware there were attempts by the regional executives to appeal to the conscience of the two other aspirants to step down and allow Dr. Grace Ayensu Danquah to go solo, but the move did not work out as expected.