Executives of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Kwabre East Constituency have cautioned individuals harbouring the intention of contesting the incumbent member of Parliament (MP) in the area in the upcoming primary in April to abort it.
At a well-attended press conference at Mampongteng, Ashanti Region, held recently twenty-six (26) out of the thirty-one (31) Electoral Area Coordinators (EACs) in the constituency declared their “unflinching support” for the incumbent MP, Francisca Oteng Mensah, and asked that she be handed the chance for a second term without any opposition.
“The kind of leadership that Hon Francisca Oteng Mensah is exhibiting in the constituency is one of humility, selflessness, representative and sensitive with the necessary competence to deliver the needful; her level of intelligence, coupled with her burning desire to empower the youth and women is a great testimony to the fact that she again becomes the face of the Kwabre East Constituency in Parliament,” a press statement issued by the party executives read in part.
Francisca Oteng Mensah, incumbent MP
Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, Coordinator for the Aboaso Electoral Area, Kofi Abotare Dwomoh said, “it is for these reasons that we the 26 Electoral Area Coordinators present Hon Francisca Oteng Mensah, aka Maame Serwaa, the ‘People’s Person,’ and humbly appeal to the entire delegates to rally behind her in her second coming.”
The group enumerated, among other reasons, “her support and contribution to the Kwabre East municipality, in terms of education, health, water and road infrastructure, her support and contribution to the Kwabre East NPP and delegates, in terms of the provision of a two-storey office complex, the provision of vehicles and other logistics that helped in securing for the party, the highest number of votes in the 2016 general election in the whole of Ghana,” a feat, they said, has been “unprecedented” by any of the former MPs.
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