Ghana’s High Commissioner to the UK and Ireland, Emmanuel Victor Smith, has confirmed he will be contesting the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary primary in the Akyem Abuakwa North constituency. “It is official. I am confirming that I have picked up forms to submit on Friday,” Mr. Smith said in an interview with Citi News.
Mr. Smith who first contested the seat in 2012 on the ticket of the NDC lost to the late New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP for the area J.B. Danquah-Adu. He expressed his interest in the seat after the resignation of the NDC’s parliamentary nominee for the constituency Anthony Gyimah. Smith optimistic of victory in NPP stronghold Speaking after picking his nomination form yesterday, Mr. Smith was hopeful of winning not only the primary but eventually wrestling the seat from the NPP in its stronghold. He espoused confidence in developmental projects he has undertaken in the constituency, projects he said will encourage electorates to make him their MP. “I can tell that I think have a 60 to 70percent chance of winning that set as of today but I can tell you that as time goes on, the people of Abuakwa North will give me the mandate because of what I have done for that constituency in the last five years.” “I have lobbied and I have solicited for development of various kinds from road constructions, we are building a hospital in the constituency for the first time in the Kukurantumi area, a community hospital that will serve the whole area,” he noted, as some of his developmental interventions.
– By: Delali Adogla-Bessa
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