Akosua Manu, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Authority (NYA), has secured the governing New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) nomination as the parliamentary candidate for the Adenta constituency.
In the orphan constituency elections held by the party on December 2, 2023, she garnered 814 votes, surpassing her closest contender, Kwasi Obeng Fosu, who secured 638 votes, while Kwame Obimpeh Winfred Nartey trailed with 18
The Adentan parliamentary seat is currently being occupied by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament, Mohammed Adamu Ramadan, who won the seat in 2020.
In an interview with the media, the newly elected parliamentary candidate exuded confidence in reclaiming the Adenta Constituency for the NPP in the 2024 elections.
Kozie, as she is affectionately called, emphasised the overwhelming support from NPP delegates in the constituency, highlighting their belief in her capabilities.
She emphasised the historic nature of her candidacy, expressing that the constituents are eager for a female representative in parliament.
She stated, “Absolutely, we would snatch the seat from the NPP… research shows that Adenta is tired of male candidates. They want to test a female candidate for once. I believe that also enured to my benefit. The battle is the Lord’s.”
Acknowledging the importance of unity within the party, she urged party members to unite and focus on the larger challenge awaiting them in the 2024 elections.
On the impact of her victory, Kozie reaffirmed her commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of her constituents.
Reflecting on her unexpected foray into mainstream politics, she credited her time with the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, for revealing how politics could address issues in a people-centric manner.
She, therefore, expressed her anticipation of leading the party and recapturing the Adenta constituency, emphasising her dedication to serving the people of Adenta when given the nod.