Managing Director of Ghana Post and former President of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Bice Osei Kuffour, has urged members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Asante Akyem South Constituency to consider changing their parliamentary candidate ahead of the 2024 general elections.
Obuor, as the musician is affectionately called, expressed deep concern over a potential loss of the seat in the area if the party does not change its candidate.
In an interview with the media, he highlighted a significant decrease in the party’s votes for the parliamentary candidate over the years, stressing the critical need for a fresh face and vision to rejuvenate support in the constituency.
Describing the situation as “scary,” Obour asserted that taking on the role of the parliamentary candidate could potentially yield an additional 10,000 votes, benefiting both the presidential and parliamentary candidates.
Drawing attention to the decline in NPP votes since 2012, Obour pointed out that while the NPP only added 690 votes over four years, the NDC significantly increased its votes by about 6,000 in the same period.
In the 2020 elections, he noted that the NPP’s parliamentary vote increased modestly from 32,526 to 33,200, while the NDC saw a substantial rise from 15,000 to 21,639 votes for the parliamentary candidate.
Obuor urged party leaders to consider the diminishing numbers in Asante Akyem South, calling on NPP delegates in the area to carefully consider their decision in the party’s upcoming parliamentary primaries.
Meanwhile, the NPP PC hopeful has dismissed reports of defection from his camp, describing such reports as false.
He affirmed his dedication to the Asante Akyem Constituency, emphasizing his passion for serving the people and the party.