Fredrick Obeng Adom, a private businessman who has declared his intention to contest the Upper West Akyem constituency Parliamentary seat in the Eastern Region on the ticket of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has stated that he will wrestle the seat for the party for the first time if given the opportunity.
The NPP has been struggling since the inception of the 4th republic when it comes to the Upper West Akyem Constituency Seat.
But according to Mr. Adom who says he is contesting the seat following constant calls on him by some residents and opinion leaders to represent them in Parliament, ‘though it is difficult, it is not insurmountable.’
Speaking to the media after an engagement with some opinion leaders in the Constituency, Mr. Adom Obeng said he has accepted to join active politics to enable him to do more for the people of the area and to also win the seat for the NPP.
“I will join politics not because of wealth but just to also fight for the development of the area.” He said.
He explained that his outfit has helped the party in diverse ways including financial and logistics support since he joined the party saying that he is confident of winning the primaries.
Mr. Obeng added that, not only is he in to win the Primaries, but he is also in to unite the party in the Constituency in order to attract more votes from the Constituency for the party in 2020.
He promised to intensify his alms giving acts by establishing an MP’s scholarship in the constituency to push Nana Addo’s free education agenda.
He urged members of the Constituency to give him the nod in the contest to recapture the seat from the opposition National Democratic Congress.
Picking of nomination
Meanwhile, some grassroots supporters of Mr. Obeng will be picking the nomination forms on his behalf at the constituency office this week.
The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) last week officially opened the window for prospective parliamentary candidates to pick nomination forms at the constituency offices of the party to contest in the September parliamentary primaries.