Kwadwo Asante, the newly elected parliamentary candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Suhum Constituency of the Eastern Region, has promised to add more votes to what the party received in the 2016 elections after unseating Frederick Opare Ansah.
Asante, an educationist who was contesting for the first time, polled 394 votes with Ansah garnering 272 votes, a 122-vote difference.
Being one of the longest-serving MPs in the country, Ansah is nicknamed ‘Suhum Mugabe’ and has been on the seat for the past 15 years.
Speaking to the media after the primaries, he expressed gratitude to the delegates who voted massively for him to become the next parliamentary candidate for Suhum.
“I thank all the delegates because I wouldn’t have gone this far if not you. I promise to work tirelessly for the people with humbleness. I have sacrificed and avail myself for the constituency”
“I will help to win with a wide margin of votes for the party in the December general elections. I will call on all the party faithful’s together with the National Democratic Congress members in Suhum to rally behind me because we are yearning for the development of Suhum and not NDC or NPP,” he said.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Suhum, Margaret Darko Darkwa also commended all the delegates who took part in the elections for voting in peace for the first time in their history without any violence.
According to her, voting in peace without violence means they have the party at heart and has expressed her affections following the victory of her favourite candidate Kwadwo Asante.
“We are looking forward to seeing our president winning the seat in the December polls together with our parliamentary candidate so the work can go on well for Ghanaians. I thank God for giving me someone who has promised to work with me together” she said.
“I also promised as MCE in Suhum to work hard for the betterment of the constituency. As a Women Organizer for the party, we fought very hard to unseat the NDC in the 2000 elections and for matter, we are going to do the same for our candidate”
“I’m prophesying that, if he wins to become MP for Suhum he will become a Minister” she added.
Source: Daily Mail GH