Robert Tachie Menson, GNA
(B/R), Feb. 24, GNA – Mr Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP)
Member of Parliament (MP) for Dormaa Central has appealed to delegates to vote
for him to retain the seat for the Party in the Election 2020.
Mr Agyemang Manu
made the appeal when he submitted his nomination forms at the Party’s office at
Dormaa-Ahenkro in the Dormaa Central Municipality of the Bono Region.
The NPP goes into
parliamentary primaries on Saturday, April 25 this year to elect candidates for
constituencies with sitting MPs nationwide.
The MP who is also
the Minister of Health claimed among the contestants, he was the most
formidable, marketable and winnable candidate, having contested and won the
seat on three consecutive occasions since 2008.
Mr. Agyemang Manu
therefore urged the delegates not to allow themselves to be deceived, but must
look at his track record pertaining to the progress of the Constituency and the
immense role he had played for the Party in various capacities.
He rubbished claims
of non-achievement by rivals of the opposition National Democratic Congress and
those of the NPP since he became the MP, saying that it was just a deliberate
plot to defame, malign and make him unpopular.
enumerated a number of achievements chalked during his tenure and cited the
construction of a youth resource centre, rural technology centre, construction
of numerous boreholes, asphalt overlay of Dormaa-Ahenkro town roads and
upgrading of some medical equipment for Dormaa Presbyterian Hospital.
After receiving the
forms, Nana Dwomoh, the Constituency Secretary stressed the need for unity
among members and supporters of the Party, stressing that since 2000 the NPP
never lost the seat and attributed that feat to hard work and the effective
manner they were campaigning.
He assured of an
even playing field in the contest and therefore reminded contestants and their
supporters to endeavour to avoid the use of foul language against themselves
for the general interest of the Party.
Mr Kwasi Damoah, a
former Constituency Secretary advised delegates to maintain Mr Agyemang-Manu to
increase the Party’s chances of retaining the seat.