NPP Primaries: Akwasi Konadu confident of major victory in Manhyia North

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Akwasi Konadu presenting his forms to the executives

As he aspires to become the parliamentary candidate for the Manhyia North Constituency for the third time, Akwasi Konadu is confident of a major victory ahead of the New Patriotic Party’s primaries.

The aspirant is seeking to unseat sitting MP, Collins Owusu Amankwah in a keen contest on April 25, 2020.

The accountant who came third in 2012 and second in 2016, is back in the race including the incumbent. He has completed processes by filing his nominations.

Delegates and party supporters poured out in their numbers to show their massive support when Konadu filed his nominations at the party office on Friday.

Amid chants and songs some of delegates posited in the local Hausa slogan, “Baa Kudi Bani sooyaya ne”, which is translated, ‘It is not money but it is love’.

According to the delegates, they had assessed the qualities of the aspirant and that, they had decided to rally behind him.

Addressing journalists after completing processes to file his nominations, Konadu said his aim was to ensure the image of the constituency was projected and the well-being of constituents improved.

“I am happy, and the support I am enjoying now from the delegates and the constituents, it shows the level of will of change passing through this constituency. They need hope and this is the new hope,” he said.

He indicated that he does not take his two attempts in the previous primaries as defeat, but rather a period when the delegates and constituents of Manhyia North were not ready.

He further explained that the constituents and delegates are clamouring for new hope and change, but his team will not be complacent going into the elections.

The aspirant added that elections were not the will of a single person, but the will of the individuals in the constituency.

He, therefore, called for civility in the campaign devoid of propaganda, lies and utterances that will divide the party in the constituency.

He is, however, optimistic that the NPP will retain power in the 2020 general elections and urged party supporters to unite behind President Akufo-Addo.

By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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