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Greedy MP Dumps Constituency for Another, Sparks Outrage 

by Victor Adetimilehin

A Ghanaian lawmaker has been accused of being greedy and self-centered for abandoning her constituency and seeking to contest in another one. Oheneba Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah-Adjei, the current MP for Akropong Constituency and the deputy minister of Trade and Industry, has reportedly filed her nomination to run in the Okaikoi North Constituency in the upcoming parliamentary primaries of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).

The move has angered some members of the NPP in the Okaikoi North Constituency, who see it as an insult and a sign of disrespect. Victor Ofori, a party member, told Rainbow Radio 87.5 FM that the MP was running away from her constituency because of the stiff competition there. He said she had done nothing for the people of Akropong and had no right to come and impose herself on the people of Okaikoi North.

Ofori also claimed that most NPP delegates in Okaikoi North did not want her as the party’s parliamentary candidate. He said she was not faithful to the party and had no track record of performance. He urged the party to tread cautiously with the decision by the MP and advised the delegates to punish her for her greed and selfishness.

He said the MP saw the Okaikoi North Constituency as a dump site, where she could dump her problems and frustrations. He said the constituency deserved better representation and leadership than what the MP could offer. He said he and other party members would continue to expose her for her true nature and motives.

The MP has not responded to the allegations or explained her reasons for switching constituencies. She is expected to face three other aspirants in the Okaikoi North Constituency primary, namely Ken Kuranchies, Afia Akoto, and Kofi Nyarko. The primary is scheduled for June 20, 2023.

The MP was first elected to parliament in 2016, when she won the Akropong Constituency seat with 62.3% of the votes. She retained the seat in 2020, with 55.3% of the votes. She was appointed as the deputy minister of Information in 2017 and later moved to the Trade and Industry ministry in 2021.

The NPP is the governing party in Ghana, led by President Nana Akufo-Addo. The party has a majority in parliament, with 137 seats out of 275. The main opposition party is the National Democratic Congress (NDC), led by former President John Mahama. The NDC has 136 seats in parliament, with one independent MP and one vacant seat.

The parliamentary primaries of the NPP are seen as a crucial test of the party’s unity and popularity ahead of the next general elections in 2024. The party has vowed to maintain its majority in parliament and win a third consecutive term in office. The party has also pledged to continue its agenda of economic development, social welfare, and good governance for the benefit of all Ghanaians.

Source: Ghana Web   

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