An aspiring parliamentary candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for Asuogyaman constituency in the Eastern Region and Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Authority (NYA), Pius Enam Hadzide, has pledged that when given the nod, his main focus will be to lobby for the construction of roads and create jobs for the teeming youth in the constituency.
Speaking after his vetting process, Mr. Enam Hadzide stated that the New Patriotic Party like any other organization is made up of mere mortals who are fallible and would therefore encounter challenges.
He indicated that regardless of such a situation members of the party should remain committed to supporting the party to accomplish its vision of breaking the “8”.
Mr Hadzide, also a former Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, said he was better placed to win the contest.
He expressed gratitude to the members of the party for having confidence in him and also calling on him to contest for the area.
Some members of NPP especially delegates from the Asuogyaman Constituency on Tuesday stormed Koforidua where the Parliamentary Vetting was taking place to throw their support behind Mr Pius Enam Hadzide.
He faces off with a former Director-General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Paul Asare Ansah, and an administrator at the National Premix Fuel Secretariat, Nana Abrakwa Asare, in a three-horse race.
The Asuogyaman seat has been occupied by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) since 2017. Any of the three who wins the primary comes up against the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP), Thomas Ampem Nyarko of the NDC, who is vying for a third term.