Information available to MyNewsGh.com suggests that four independent parliamentary candidates in the Ashanti region have decided to step down from contesting the Monday, December 7, general elections as parliamentary candidates’ hopefuls.
A deep throat source within the executive leadership of the party in the region revealed to this portal that through a series of deliberations by high-ranking executives of the party and the independent parliamentary candidates and their representatives, an agreement have been reached by these parliamentary candidate’s hopefuls who are believed to have some affiliations to the NPP party to step down and throw their weight behind the NPP candidates in their various constituencies.
Our source that spoke on condition of strict anonymity, revealed that Eric Osei of the Asokwa constituency, Kwabena Osei Bonsu of the Ahafo Ano North constituency, Lawyer Akwasi Agyemang Amofa of the Bekwai constituency and Hon. Andrews Amoako Asiamah, the incumbent MP for Fomena are the list of persons who through their representatives submitted their agreement letter communicating their decision to step down to the regional executives of the NPP party yesterday, December 5.
One would recall that the president upon his visit to the Ashanti region emphatically declared he is not ready to work with any NPP party member that defies the party’s condition and contest as an independent or supports an independent candidate ahead of the polls.
Your election command portal is keenly following the leads of this developing story for further updates.
UPDATE: Fomena Member of Parliament Andrews Amoako Asiamah has denied reports that he has stepped down and rescinded his decision to go independent.
According to 3news, Lawyer Amoako Asiamah rebutted the claims in an exclusive interview, noting that the reports are being circulated by opponents just to slim his chances of winning the race for a second term.
He also disclosed that he had not in any way suggested or had any communication with anyone concerning any decision to withdraw from the race.
“I am still in the race and the last person on the ballot paper. This is a complete falsehood circulated by persons with malicious intent. They see me as a threat and would want to use that to demoralize my supporters,” he stated.
Source: My News Gh