Adwoa Amoako, an aspirant in the Tema West New Patriotic Party (NPP) primary, says she is better positioned to retain the seat for the party.
She said she was counting on the delegates to repose their trust in her by voting massively for her in Saturday’s parliamentary primary being contested by three people including the incumbent, Irene Naa Torshie Addo.
Addressing delegates on Tuesday after visits to some key electoral areas in the constituency as part of her campaign, Mrs Amoako said ‘the bottom line about Saturday’s primary is to look for someone who will move the Tema West constituency forward,’ adding, ‘I am offering myself for that mission.’
‘The results of the 2012 parliamentary election clearly showed that we have lost a lot of ground to our opponents – particularly the NDC – in the constituency and we need to up our game,’ she noted.
She said ‘our candidate only managed to scrape through by a mere 900 votes. That is not good enough. That is unacceptable. It clearly shows that there is something wrong somewhere.
Mrs Amoako said there was the need for what she called ‘a new beginning,’ adding, ‘I have worked with the grassroots of the party for a very long time and my record is there for all to see.’
She said the ‘rich experience’ she has gained from working with the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) for the past 14 years – both as a government nominee and also as an elected Assembly Member – ‘puts me ahead of the rest of the aspirants.’
‘Tema West needs someone who will unite the rank and file of the party in the constituency towards a massive victory in 2016. We need someone who will turn the fortunes of the party around. We need someone who will unite the various factions in the constituency,’ she stated.
The electoral areas she visited included Sun City, Kanewu, Adjei Kojo, Community 5 (Kaiser) and Sakumono (NTHC).
She will be battling incumbent Irene Naa Torshie Addo and Carlos Ahenkorah for the slot.
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