CONFIRMED: Upper East ExCO Member elected PPP Parliamentary Candidate for Bongo Constituency


Upper East Regional Football Association Exective Council Member, Hon. George A-engbinge Afari has been confirmed as the Progressive People’s Party Parliamentary Candidate for Bongo Constituency for the 2020 general election.

The Club Administrator who doubles as a Politician has being confirmed as a Presidential Candidate in Bongo on the ticket of Progressive People’s Party.

The Chairman of the Bongo District Football Association and the Vice Chairman for the Division Two League Board owns Zorkor United FC, a Division Two Club.

Hon. Afari was endorsed unopposed by the enthusiastic delegates of the party over the weekend.

The ceremony which saw his endorsement was graced by the Upper East Regional Vice Chairman of the party; Mr Samson Laar, Mubarak Abubakar – Regional Youth Organiser, Sulemana Aliwu and chaired by the Regional Chairman aspirant, Prof. Jonathan Samari.

Addressing the delegates after his confirmation, Hon. Afari urged the supporters to remain focussed and resilient.

“I perfectly know that, our pursuit for the Parliamentary seat of Bongo is a big dream with great obstacles but I am passionate about it.

“Nothing good comes easy but with resilience, determination and faith in God, I believe we will emerge victorious in the upcoming election”.

He added that; “I emphasise the need to maintain a decent campaign free of insults and attacks on other contestants or their supporters, for we are peace loving people”.

The football administrator in 2016 general election placed second ahead of the then NPP and CPP candidates with votes as follows; PPP 12, 932, NDC 18,542, NPP 6,800 and CPP 259 votes.