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Spio-Garbrah files to contest NDC primaries in Essikado-Ketan constituency

Filing records obtained by Asaase News indicates that Sebastian Spio-Garbrah submitted his nomination papers on Tuesday 21 March 2023

Dr. Sebastian Spio-Garbrah, son of National Democratic Congress (NDC) stalwart, Dr. Ekow Spio-Garbrah, has filed his nomination forms to contest NDC’s parliamentary primaries in the Essikado-Ketan constituency in the Western Region.

Filing records obtained by Asaase News from sources familiar with the NDC filing process indicate that Sebastian Spio-Garbrah submitted his nomination papers on Tuesday 21 March 2023.

The Essikado-Ketan constituency is located in the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly of the Western Region of Ghana. The seat is currently occupied by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and Joe Ghartey is the sitting Member of Parliament for the constituency.

The NDC will on Saturday 13 May 2023, hold its national congress to elect the party’s presidential candidate and all 275 parliamentary candidates for the 2024 general elections.

Sebastian Spio-Garbrah is currently the Chair of The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business and Global Managing Director & Chief Frontier Markets Analyst at DaMina Advisors.

He has been recognized as one of the world’s leading frontier markets analysts and was voted among the ‘Top 30 Under 30 Analysts’ by New York’s Institutional Investor Magazine in 2006.

Sebastian helped establish the Africa risk research practice at leading global political risk consultancy firm, Eurasia Group LLC in New York, London (UK), and Tokyo, and concurrently served as a sovereign risk analyst on Sub-Saharan Africa’s two largest economies, Nigeria and South Africa for a novel global stability index developed by Eurasia Group with Lehman Brothers, Deutsche Bank, and subsequently, with Citigroup between 2005 and 2010.

Since 2010, Sebastian has been Global Managing Director & Chief Frontier Markets Analyst at DaMina Advisors where he advises the boards, CEOs, and portfolio managers of many of the world’s leading multinationals and largest institutional investors in Africa.

A prolific writer and an ambidextrous thinker, Sebastian also advised former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Commission on Africa.

Spio-Garbrah sits on several boards. He holds a B. A (double) in Economics and Political Science from Middlebury College, Vermont, and a Juris Doctor (J.D) in law from Rutgers University, New Jersey.

Wilberforce Asare 

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