A former Managing Director of the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB), Nana Yaw Opoku Atuahene has picked his nomination forms to contest in the constituency parliamentary primaries of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The retired banker comes up against development economist and Minister of Planning Professor George Yaw Gyan-Baffour who MyNewsGh.com understand will seek a fifth term.
He contested the Wenchi
constituency parliamentary election in 2000 on the ticket of the New Patriotic
Party. He won the election and went on to win the three subsequent elections in
2008, 2012 and 2016 he is however set to meet a stiffer opposition in
seeking another term with the emergence of some notable figures from the area.
Earlier this week, some
Electoral Area Coordinators of the NPP in the Wenchi Constituency in the Bono Region
picked nomination forms for the Former Managing Director of the Agricultural
Development Bank (ADB) Nana Yaw Opoku Atuahene to contest
Mr Augustine Tabiri the Electoral Area Coordinator of Kaamu/
Gensoso electoral area revealed to MyNewsGh.com that majority of the electoral
area coordinators declared their support for Nana Yaw Opoku Atuahene to lead
the NPP chapter in Wenchi.
He explained that their decision to support and campaign for
Nana Yaw Opoku Atuahene was because he is the grassroots man who knows the
challenges facing by the grassroots in the party adding that, the former ADB MD
has the party at heart.
“Through Nana Yaw Opoku Atuahene many of our youth have been
recruited into the police service, the Immigration service, the Ghana National
Being a Managing Director of ADB, Nana Yaw Opoku Atuahene lowered himself to serve as a Presiding Member of the Wenchi Municipal Assembly and now an electoral area coordinator” Mr Augustine Tabiri emphasized.
Explaining why he is the best bet for the area he stressed “he
has not become an MP but he has started helping people so please let us support
him to lead NPP to come and do more for us”
Source: MyNewsGh.com/ Nana Anfreh Damanta/2020