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Nii Lante Vanderpuye out of NDC Odododiodio parliamentary race

By Vincent Ashitey
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Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye has bowed out of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Odododiodio parliamentary race.

The incumbent MP has not put his name forward to contest the upcoming primary to come off later this month.

Chairman of the NDC Election Committee in the Odododiodio Constituency, Nii Adjebu Lamptey in an interview with Citi FM on Wednesday said three aspirants have filed for the contest scheduled for October 31, 2023.

He advised party sympathizers in the constituency to be circumspect about their utterances during the campaigns.

 “NDC members and supporters, what we are doing now is internal competition, and we pray that all of them will comport themselves so that we can have a peaceful election. The filing of nominations has been very peaceful, and we expect that it will continue like that. On Friday there will be vetting at the regional party office, and on October 31, the elections will come on as planned.”

Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, born June 11, 1965 is a former Sports Minister and the current Member of Parliament of the Odododiodoo constituency.

He was elected as MP during the 2012 elections, where he faced off against Victor Okaikoi of the New Patriotic Party.

Between 1990 and 2004, he worked at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation where he became the Deputy Head of Sports.

Between 2005 and 2008, he was the Head of Sports at Network Broadcasting Limited.

He is an alumnus of Bechem Presbyterian Boys' Secondary School and Mfantsipim School, Cape Coast. He holds a Master's degree in Governance & Leadership) from GIMPA and a B.A. in English, Philosophy, and Classics from the University of Ghana.