Why IGP’s aide resigned to contest as NDC MP

Superintendent (retd) Peter Toobu

Superintendent (rtd) Peter Toobu, an aide to Ghana’s Inspector General of Police (IGP), David Asante-Apeatu, said he decided to go into politics and to stand as MP on the ticket of the opposition NDC due to pressure from home.

“I never thought of politics even though I have a soft spot in politics and I have been voting since 1992. The people of Wa West since 2010 have been impressing upon me to come home and contest,” Toobu told Accra-based Joy FM.

“And because of the work, I do as a police officer I was really not interested… but the pressure mounted and mounted until I thought that the most beautiful thing to do was to the call of the people who took care of you when you were growing up,” he opined.

The peace officer resigned from the police service to contest the parliamentary seat of Wa West on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

He is contesting the incumbent MP Joseph Yiele Chireh for the seat. The internal poll will be held on August 24, 2019.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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