Dr. Obed Yao Asamoah, the former Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), says former President John Mahama’s running mate in the 2020 general elections failed to create an effect in the Central Region.
Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang lost a seat in her home Region under Professor Naana Jane Opoku-watch, Agyemang’s according to Benjamin Akakpo of JoyNews.
“In the past election, the lady who is Mahama’s running mate lost the Central Region. “I lost a whole constituency,” stated the former Attorney General.
Dr. Obed Asamoah, on the other hand, refused to say whose constituency the opposition party lost.
The ruling Additional Patriotic Party (NPP) lost nine of its parliamentary seats to the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), which won 13 of the Region’s 23 seats, including nine new seats taken from the NPP.
Prior to the 2020 general election, the NPP held 19 parliamentary seats in the Region, while the opposition NDC held four.
If the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) chooses Trade Minister Alan Kyerematen to run on the party’s ticket in the 2024 general elections, he believes this could represent a threat to the party.
“Alan Kyerematen should be taken into account.” He has a chance to win. If he does, the NDC’s position in the Central area will be jeopardized. His mother’s family hails from the Central Region.”
In the opposing party, Dr. Obed Asamoah says “there has to be some fresh thinking.”
“We might be able to make some corrections to help her succeed.” But for the time being, she hasn’t made an impression,” he added. Dr. Obed Asamoah went on to say that the NDC’s victories in the previous election were all concentrated in the country’s capitals.
In Accra, he claimed that a dispute between the government and spare parts dealers favored the NDC.
“They (spare parts dealers) believed the tariff levied against them was excessive. Many of them backed the NDC. We were ready to let Okada in. That was also a major stumbling block for the NPP,” he continued.
Source :Ghanaweb news online