Ahmed Arthur extends olive branch to Vicky Bright

ahmed-arthur-and-vicky-bright-495x330The re-elected New Patriotic Party parliamentary candidate for the Okaikwei South constituency, Ahmed Arthur has extended an olive branch to his rival, Vicky Bright.

Mr. Arthur, who is also the incumbent MP for the area, defeated Vicky Bright in the primaries in on Sunday by 505 votes to 29.

Although Vicky Bright had announced her withdrawal from the race, citing unfair practices, but her name still appeared on the ballot since the EC claims it was not notified on time.Mr. Arthur has been the subject of eight failed court cases from Vicky Bright over the last four years, but in an interview with Citi News, he called on his rival to help him retain the seat for the NPP in 2016.

“First and foremost, I’m using this medium to extend an olive branch to my competitor, Madam Vicky Bright. It was a contest; unfortunately, she fell out of the race. I have won this contest and for me I want her to be part of the work that we are going do in this constituency. I am inviting her to come and contribute her quota to make sure that come 2016, we work together as a team to win massively for NPP in the 2016 elections,” he added.

source: citifmonline.com