The Fomena Constituency Npp assistant Secretary has lamented on the reason why the incumbent member of parliamentary for Fomena Constituency decided to stepdown in the suspended Primaries.
In a statement issued by the constituency assistant Secretary, Abu- Bakari Sadik sadi that, Hon. Andrews Amoako Asiamah, member of parliament, Fomena Constituency, decided not to continue the process of his party’s primaries, when he sensed the humiliating defeat ahead of him.
The honourable member of parliament won the previous primaries with one hundred and twenty six (126) votes, out of two hundred and ninety three (293) eligible votes cast. The difference of one hundred and sixty seven (167) eere distributed among the other three (3) contestants.
From the above, honourable Andrews Amoako Asiamah couldn’t amass 50% of the votes in the last primaries.
He’s again fallen out with most of the key decisions makers including his chairman, constituency executiv and some polling station executive who supported him in his first bid.
Now, there are just two contestants, honourable Andrews Amoako Asiamah and Philip Ofori Asante (POFA) who is seen as the messiah of the constituency.
All things being equal, honourable Andrews Amoako Asiamah was hoping that, there would be some other contestants to split the votes for him to go through like his first attempt, but, that wasn’t the case.
At close of nominations, there were only two candidates to have filed.
The new contestant, Philip Ofori Asante (POFA), has always been an important and integral personality in the selection and election of who becomes the New Patriotic Party (NPP) candidate in the constituency since 2006 .
POFA has always been with the constituency executiv and the delegates. He supports them financially and gives them Christmas packages since 2006. He’s been aiding people in acquiring admission for their wards to the colleges of education, nurses training schools and universities.
As if he runs a charity home, he pays school fees and hospital bills for a lot of people in the constituency.
Assisting people to acquire jobs after graduating from various schools is one of his hall marks. I cannot mention names here, but it’s crystal clear the number of people in lucrative employment though the efforts of POFA. He’s the man to beat in the constituency, honourable Andrews Amoako Asiamah cannot stand the height of defeat if he dares to contest.