President Akufo-Addo has asked electorates in Fomena to reject the candidature of Andrew Amoaka Asiamah, the constituency’s incumbent Member of Parliament on the ticket of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) who had decided to go independent after losing the party’s parliamentary primaries.
Speaking at a ceremony to open a 450-bed boys’ dormitory block at the Fomena T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High School in the Ashanti Region on Wednesday, Akufo-Addo warned that Amoaka Asiamah’s decision will stunt the development of the constituency thus must be rejected.
“You have seen that the independent candidate will not help Fomena, it won’t help Adansi. When it happens that way; it means, in parliament, you won’t have anyone who can negotiate with the government on your behalf, I’m glad you mentioned it,” Akufo-Addo said.
According to the President he’s had several engagements with the incumbent MP to convince him otherwise but wasn’t successful.
“…I don’t understand him. When I heard he wanted to contest as an independent candidate, three months ago, I called him [Mr. Andrew Amoako Asiamah]. He came to me at the Jubilee House and I told him what I had heard.
“I pleaded with him that being an independent candidate won’t help him because a house that is completely dominated by party candidates, what can you do there. I pleaded with him to put all differences aside till after the elections,” Akufo-Addo stated.
Source: Daily Mail GH