The Upper East Regional Minister Ms. Tangoba Abayage has been advised by the Member of Parliament for Navrongo Central constituency Joseph Kofi Adda to hold her horses in her bid to contest for the Navrongo Central seat in Parliament.
Credible information available to MyNewsGh.com indicates that Ghana’s Former Ambassador to Italy and now Upper East Regional Minister is lacing her boots to face-off with the current Member of Parliament who doubles as the Aviation Minister.
Though Ms.Tangoba Abayage prior to this moment declined to
publicly declare her intention and subtly dispelled rumours that she was eyeing
the Navrongo Central seat, sources within the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the
constituency say all is set for her to join the race.
“For us to retain the seat, she is the best we can put
forward,” a party constituency executive who pleaded anonymity told this
It has however emerged that, the current Member of
Parliament for the area Mr. Kofi Adda had long ago been sleeping with his eyes
open over the intention of the Regional Minister to put up a ‘fight’ against
him while she was far away in Italy serving then as Ghana’s Ambassador.
Speaking on Bolgatanga based A1 Radio on Monday monitored by
MyNewsGh.com, Joseph Kofi Adda prevailed upon his prospective contender to
reconsider her decision.
“I want to tell her that this is not her time. It is
not yet time for her to join this contest” he said.
According to him, plans to block his re-election to
Parliament were hatched far away in Italy by some key members of the party in
his constituency including the current Municipal Chief Executive for Navrongo
While suggesting that some executives of the party have been
ungrateful to him by joining the fray to end his job in parliament, an
obviously disappointed Kofi Adda said “I don’t see it as betrayal but the
normal things that we suffer when we help people and they later turn against
He further expressed optimism of winning the parliamentary
Joseph Kofi Adda became MP for the Navrongo Central
constituency in 2003 after winning a by-election.
He replaced the then MP John Setuni Achuliwor in Parliament
after his death.
He was subsequently re-elected to Parliament in 2004 and 2008 but lost to former Interior Minister Mark Owen Woyongo in the 2012 general elections.
He returned and unseated Mark Owen Woyongo in the 2016