The Member of Parliament for the Asene-Manso-Akroso constituency in the Eastern Region, George Kwame Aboagye, has stated that he is focused on winning at least 80 per cent of the total number of votes in the area for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The MP says he will not be perturbed by any member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) who has filed to challenge him as an independent candidate.
Mr Aboagye’s comment follows the filing of nomination by the former NPP MP for the area, Yaw Owusu Boateng, to run as an independent parliamentary candidate in the December 7 general election.
“I have at least 11 per cent of votes to add to the current 68.7 per cent; that is my focus now. If the person has not been MP before, maybe, I would have been worried, but he has had his turn for eight years and the people can see the difference,” the MP said.
Oluwa, as the MP is affectionately called, was speaking to the Daily Statesman on Sunday after a health walk.
He noted that the people of the area would compare the eight-year records of the former MP and his four years to make informed decision, adding that per the records, the NPP stands a better chance of winning.
“It is about what you have done; that is what will determine who wins. The people themselves see the work we have done, and they are ready to appreciate us for that,” he said.
Advising the youth of the area, the MP urged them not to do anything untoward that would mar the peace of the area before, during and after the general election.
The peace walk, which started from Akyem Asuboa and ended at Akyem Asene, according to the MP, was used to mobilise the youth and to let them appreciate the President’s good work.