The Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, has advised the NPP parliamentary candidate for the Akwatia constituency, Ernest Yaw Kumi, to always seek advice from the MP for the area, Mercy Adu Gyamfi, popularly known as Ama Sey, if he wants to retain the Akwatia seat.
According to the Assin Central MP, Ama Sey is an institution when it comes to Akwatia politics and has command over grassroots mobilisation, hence the need for her to be consulted at every step of the way ahead of the December 7 general election.
Speaking at a mini rally at Akwatia over the weekend, after a victory walk organised by the NPP, Mr Agyapong noted that Ama Sey has a unique style of mobilising grassroots support, a style that has won for her a strong grassroots base in the area, hence the need for her advice to be constantly sought.
“Let me be plain with you, you would have lost the election if Ama Sey had decided to run as an independent,” Mr Agyapong told Ernest Kumi.
He noted that the decision by Ama Sey to support the party and discard her independent candidacy ambition is a move to unify the party, and must be respected by all. Mr Agyapong debunked claims that Ama Sey shelved her independent bid because she has been ‘bought’.
He expressed appreciation to the Akwatia MP for deciding to support the party’s bid even when it is clear that the party has not been fair to her.
The National women organiser of the NPP, Kate Gyamfua, also expressed appreciation to Ama Sey for shelving her decision to run as independent candidate.
She called on members of the party in the area to let sleeping dogs lie and work together for a successful election.
The NPP parliamentary candidate for the area, Ernest Kumi, also called on his supporters to eschew any form of action that will further deepen the division in the party in the area. He noted that the party is one and must therefore be focused on maintaining the Akwatia seat, and to widen the gap for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the presidential election.
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Meanwhile, the electorate in the Akwatia constituency have been advised not to vote for a ‘fraudster’ as their MP. According to Ms Gyamfua, the NPP national women organiser, the NDC candidate for the Akwatia constituency is allegedly noted for swindling people and engaging in shady deals. She warned that any attempt to vote for him will mean denigrating the image of the Akwatia constituency.
Mr Ken Agyapong also added that he has evidence to suggest that the NDC candidate for the area has been engaging in fraudulent activities, and urged the residents in the area to be careful not to vote for him.