Incumbent NDC MP for Shai Osu Doku, David Tetteh Assumeng has said he would not contest in the NDC parliamentary primaries for the Shai Osu-Doku constituency. This he announced mourning the death of the late Parliamentary Candidate, Desmond William Ocloo, who died in a gruesome motor accident.
The late Ocloo won the parliamentary primaries in November 2015, over David Tetteh-Assumeng, who has been in Parliament since 2004.
According to reports, The late Ocloo polled 4,350 votes while David Tetteh Assumeng had 1280 during the primaries. Also, the Director of the National Service Secretariat (NSS), Dr. Kpessah Whyte, had polled 3,189 votes, while Ebenezer Adzakli polled 393.
However, David Tetteh-Assumeng who had a high a chance of being elected being in third position said at the Parliament, that he would not contest in the party’s primary.
During a meeting at the parliament on the debate on President John Mahama’s 2016 State of the Nation Address, Mr David was said to be very sober and down – obvious expressions that he was still mourning the death of the late candidate.
The gory car crash which took the life of William Ocloo happened near Juaso in the Ashanti Region. He was said to have crashed with another vehicle on the Juaso-Kumasi road around 11pm on Thursday March 3, as he drove to Kumasi. Reports said that both drivers died in the accident.
NDC members and other politicians including Presidential aspirant Nana Addo were all saddened by the death of Mr Williams. With the passing away of Mr Ocloo the NDC is expected to have a re-run of the primaries in the constituency to elect a new candidate for the November polls.