The Asante Akim-South Constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has by popular acclamation elected a 47-year-old Assistant Administrative Officer of the Ofoase Senior High School, Mr De-Graft Fokuo as its parliamentary candidate in the forthcoming general elections.
At a delegates' conference held at Juaso on Sunday August 31, all the delegates unanimously approved Mr Fokuo's candidacy amid dancing and singing of party songs.
Moments after the District Electoral Officer Mr Joseph Appiagyei pronounced Mr Kokuo as the Party's parliamentary candidate, the delegates carried him shoulder high bringing proceedings to a temporary halt for a couple of minutes.
In his acceptance speech, the NDC parliamentary candidate thanked the delegates for the confidence reposed in him and promised to wrestle the seat from the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
He said, the task ahead was Herculean and urged members of the party to embark on a vigorous campaign, to ensure victory for the party in both the parliamentary and presidential elections.
Dr Christiana Amoako-Nuamah, a former Minister Of State in the NDC regime, entreated members of the party to embark on campaigns devoid of insults in order to win more votes for the party.
She stressed the need for party members to focus on selling the good message of the party to the electorates, adding that, Ghanaians would return the NDC to power, having been disappointed by the NPP government.