Bantama MP Defends Seat


Member of Parliament for Bantama, Hon. Daniel Okyem Aboagye has pleaded with delegates to give him   a second term mandate to enable him complement the interventions of the Nana Akufo-Addo administration.  

He made the plea at the weekend when he submitted nomination forms to the Bantama Parliamentary Elections Committee headed by Mr. Osei Kwame in his bid to seek re-election for the Bantama parliamentary seat.

He said his decision to seek re-election at the impending primaries of the party is informed by his experience based on his role as the government’s spokesman on economy and Member of the parliamentary Sub-committee on Roads.

The Bantama legislator stressed the need for stability and consistency in leadership of the party at all levels including Bantama to progress adding that “Ghana needs stability in governance, so does Bantama constituency require stability and consistency”, he said.

According to him, NPP’s strength lay in leadership based on experience and strategy to hold onto power to execute policies and programmes for the benefit of the people.

He appealed to the delegates to give him four more years to do more just as the President  would need more years  to consolidate on his achievements.

Hon. Aboagye said currently 89 of the 169 NPP MPs in Parliament are new and stressed the need for quality personnel and resources to represent constituents in Parliament.

Hon. Aboagye noted that there was hope in the free SHS policy since it is through education that the gap between the rich and poor could be bridged.

The Global leadership award winner from the African Youth Assembly for Peace (AYAP), a non-governmental, non-profit making and non-political organization in Abuja, Nigeria has pledged to do a lot more for his constituents and the country when given the chance to represent the Bantama constituents.

The Bantama seat is also being fiercely contested by Francis Asenso-Boakye, a native of Bantama and the deputy chief of staff at the presidency in Accra.

Some of the delegates who accompanied the MP to the party secretariat at Bantama in Kumasi described their MP as incorruptible, selfless and courteous.  

 “Okyem is not rude”, Okyem is not corrupt”, “Okyem is not greedy” and “Okyem is not selfish” were the messages placard bearing supporters displayed at the party office in solidarity with Daniel Okyem Aboagye’s candidature.

From Barimaba Propo, Kumasi


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