Before the Easter holidays, www.233times.com broke the news of Kojo Oppong Nkrumah’s parliamentary intention. The former host of Joy FM’s Super Morning Show has confirmed the news on his Facebook and has revealed his reasons for contesting the seat on the ticket of New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Read his full post below:
I will like to officially announce that I will be running for the Parliamentary Candidature of the New Patriotic Party in the Ofoase-Ayirebi constituency.
My decision to run for public office is not one I have made lightly. I have weighed the calls and encouragements to run, against the potential risks and discomforts of Political life. I have spent weeks consulting with delegates and members of my community and my family.
In Ghana today many of us complain about the ills of our nation. However, few of us are willing to offer ourselves to be part of the process of fixing these ills. Many of us think nothing can be done. Others think the costs will be too high.
After careful consideration, I am of the view that many more of us can put aside our personal needs and take up a challenge higher than ourselves. I believe that many more of us who are unhappy with the status-quo must step up and be part of the process of fixing our problems.
In the weeks ahead therefore, I will be going through my party’s nomination, filing and campaign processes ahead of the June 13 parliamentary primaries. I hope I will be successful at the end of the day so I can contribute my quota directly to my party, my constituency and my nation.
I thank all persons and groups who have already expressed support and well wishes for this decision. I will count on their support in my campaign. I thank my family for agreeing that I take up this challenge.
Together we can win this primary. Together we can win the 2016 election. Together we can turn around the fortunes of this constituency and our nation.”
An Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. Editor-in-Chief of www.233times.com. A Senior Journalist with Ghanaian Chronicle Newspaper. An alumnus of Adisadel College where he read General Arts. He holds first degree in Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ghana; Political Science (major) and History (minor). He has also pursued MSc Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Energy with Public Relations (PR) at the Robert Gordon University in the United Kingdom. He is a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow (YALI) who studied at Clark Atlanta University on the Business and Entrepreneurship track. His mentors are Rupert Murdoch, Warren Buffet, Sam Jonah, Kwaku Sakyi Addo and Piers Morganview all posts by: Nana Kwesi Coomson
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