General News of Wednesday, 7 November 2018
The Director-General of the National Lotteries Authority (NLA), Kofi Osei-Ameyaw, has denied media reports that he has declared his intentions to contest for the Asuogyaman parliamentary seat in the 2020 elections.
He said he is focused on the mandate given to him by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the NLA.
A statement issued by his office on Tuesday, 6 November, said: “Our attention has been drawn to a publication by the respected Daily Guide dated Tuesday, November 6, 2018 [headlined] ‘2 NPP Kingpins Battle for Asuogyaman Seat’. We wish to state emphatically that Hon. Kofi Osei-Ameyaw has NOT officially or openly declared his intention to contest the Asuogyaman parliamentary seat in the 2020 general elections.
“For now, Hon. Kofi Osei-Ameyaw is more focused and committed to the mandate and favour given to him by President Akufo-Addo at the National Lottery Authority. Hon. Kofi Osei-Ameyaw, as a good servant and steward, is dedicated to the implementation of President Akufo-Addo’s transformation agenda for the lottery Industry in Ghana.”
It added: “For the avoidance of doubt, Hon. Kofi Osei-Ameyaw will not make any move on the Asuogyaman seat without first consulting and seeking approval from President Akufo-Addo and the leadership of the New Patriotic Party.
“The prevailing circumstances ahead of 2020 will determine whether Hon. Kofi Osei-Ameyaw will contest the Asuogyaman seat or not.
“Hon. Kofi Osei-Ameyaw would like to use this opportunity to encourage and wish party members who have openly declared their intention to contest the Asuogyaman seat in the 2020 general elections well, and to state that he is ever prepared to support the party’s chosen parliamentary candidate for the 2020 general elections.”