Ashanti Regional Minister Submits Forms For Obuasi West Seat

    /    Sep 29, 2016   /     Politics  /    0 Comments  /    183 Views

The Ashanti regional minister, John Alexander Ackon has submitted his nomination forms to the Obuasi West District Office of the Electoral Commission (EC) on Thursday.

Mr. Ackon, accompanied by some party sympathizers of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), returned the forms he picked.

He is hoping to contest and be given the nod to lead the Obuasi West Constituency as their Member of Parliament (MP).

The   Former Deputy gender Minister later accompanied his colleague Akwasi Ofori Boadi Agyemang, popularly known as Zuba, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Obuasi to also pick forms and contest for the Obuasi East Constituency.

Speaking in an interview with Kapital News, the Minister said he was hopeful the people will give him the nod to become their MP.

“I am very well known, well marketed, and visible to the people, liked by all manner of people. I’m very strong on the ground. The difference is when people decide to vote on party lines, at times it’s unrealistic but that what people do. But the point is that people have that faith in me that I can lead the cause of Obuasi. And it has reflected in the various positions I’ve headed in cabinet which has given them more confident in the fact that their candidate is the best who can be voted for to lead them in parliament,” he told Kapital News’ Obuasi correspondent, Banzie Joseph.

Mr. Ackon dismissed assertions that the Obuasi Municipality is a stronghold of the opposition News Patriotic Party (NPP), and therefore his chances of winning are slim.

According to him, the people of Obuasi know who is competent and would vote for such a person.

Source: Felicity Frempong |


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