Dennis Peprah, GNA
Sampa, (B/R) Jan 28,
GNA – Mr Daniel Fordjour Agyemang, a-39-year-old Geologist has picked
nomination forms to contest the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary
primaries to lead them in the Jaman North Constituency of the Bono Region in
So far, only two
aspirants have picked forms to contest the Party’s primaries scheduled for
April 25, challenging Mr Stevens Siaka, the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP)
for the constituency and also the Deputy Bono Regional Minister.
Followed by some
ecstatic NPP supporters and sympathisers at Sampa, the constituency capital,
Mr. Agyemang later told Ghana News Agency (GNA) his decision to contest the
primaries was without any malice, but rather to enable him to serve the Party
and the nation.
He observed that
since 1992, the Jaman North constituency remained the stronghold of the
opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) until the NPP snatched it from
them in 2016.
Since then, Mr.
Agyemang noted the strength of the NPP in the constituency had gone down
because most of the supporters felt they were neglected, a situation which
caused dissention within the Party in the constituency.
Election 2020, he
said was crucial to the NPP, and the Party therefore required a winnable
candidate like him who could easily approach and re-unite disgruntled Party
supporters, mobilise them and intensify electioneering not only to retain the
seat, but also win the presidential election too.
emphasised “the NPP remains big and a strong Party under the great elephant”,
hence its interest must be supreme to override individual political ambitions,
if it was determined to retain political power.
He advised delegates
and supporters of the party to bury their differences, unite and help identify
and tackle peculiar challenges confronting the growth of the party at the
Mr. Agyemang said
development in the constituency had seen sharp and drastic improvements under
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s government, and it behooved on the NPP
supporters to go round and sell government’s social intervention programmes to
This will enable the
electorate to make informed decisions for the NPP for one-touch victory in the
December 7 general election, he added.