The campaign to get the Effiduase-Asokore lawmaker, to run unopposed in the upcoming New Patriotic Party (NPP) primaries, has gained momentum in the constituency.
Supporters of the ruling party in that constituency in the Ashanti Region say they prefer Nana Ayew Afriyie, is not contested when the NPP opens nominations for the primaries later this year.
“The decision for our MP to go unopposed has become necessary considering that, then an MP candidate in 2016 his hardworking nature coupled with his teamwork with party executives moved the Presidential vote from74% to 83%,” Kwame Twum, secretary to the polling station executives said in a letter sighted by Dailymailgh.
The NPP supporters are of the view that many initiatives of Dr. Afriyie in Effiduase-Asokore was “fast developing.”
“As an MP we consider him extremely affable to his party delegates and constituents, he attends and sponsors party obligation to social functions, his [share of the MPs Common Fund] has been put to meaningful use with consideration to party opinion on where and which projects. Also, he has lobbied enormously for government projects which can impact positively on our presidential votes.
“He has been involved overwhelmingly in human resource development and job placements for his constituents; indeed his personal resource has brightened the party’s outlook in the constituency,” the letter read in part.
The governing NPP last year scrapped an initial plan to hold primaries for sitting Members of Parliament in January 2020.
General Secretary of the party, after an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting said in a statement that the parliamentary primaries will now be held on April 25, 2020.
Many sitting MPs will fiercely be contested ahead of the polls.
Read full statement below:
Source: Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH