From Patrice Sylvester Selormey, Jasikan | firstname.lastname@example.org
A FORMER national organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Kofi Adams, has made his intentions known to contest the Buem Parliamentary seat in the Jasikan District of the Volta Region if nominations are opened for the 2020 elections.
Mr Adams did not seek re-election at the just-ended Ninth NDC national delegates conference held at the Accra International Trade Fair Centre at La on Saturday, November 17, 2018.
According to Mr Adams, if the party opens nominations, the Buem constituents will see his name in the list of candidates.
“I need something bigger than being an elected executive of the party,” he stated in an interview with the DAILY HERITAGE.
Reacting to Mr Adams’s declaration, the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the constituency said they would campaign against him if he decided to contest.
Foster Mensah, the NPP Constituency Organiser, who is the District Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organisation, said Mr Adams could win the NDC primary due to his resources, but he would lead a crusade against him for the fact that when he had all the opportunity in government, he never brought any development to Buem let alone assisted any citizen of the area.
It is not clear whether the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency, Mr Daniel Kwesi Asiamah, will seek reelection.
Mr Adams was disqualified by the National Executive Committee of the party from contesting the same seat he eyed in 2013, following the untimely demise of Henry Kamel Ford, who was the MP for the area, for being under suspension for his alleged involvement in a secret recording with Gabby Otchere- Darko, a leading member of the NPP.