Director-General of the National Lottery Authority (NLA), who is a leading member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kofi Osei-Ameyaw, has categorically denied the statement to the effect that he has officially declared his intention to contest the Asuogyman seat in 2020.
In a statement issued from the office of the NLA boss, it stressed that “Kofi Osei-Ameyaw has not officially declared to contest the Asuogyaman seat in 2020.
“Our attention has been drawn to a publication by the respected Daily Guide dated Tuesday, November 6, 2018 captioned “2 NPP Kingpins Battle for Asuogyaman Seat,” it said.
Consequently the statement emphasised Mr Osei-Ameyaw has not “officially or openly” declared his intention to contest the Asuogyaman parliamentary seat in the 2020 general election.
For now, the statement said, Mr Osei-Ameyaw was more focused and committed to the mandate and favour given to him by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the National Lottery Authority.
“Hon Kofi Osei-Ameyaw as a good servant and steward is determined to the implementation of President Akufo-Addo’s transformation agenda for the Lottery Industry in Ghana,” it said.
However, the statement clarified by stating that “For 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, it added.
In that regard, the statement used this opportunity to encourage and wish NPP members who have openly declared their intention to contest the Asuogyaman seat in the 2020 general elections well, assuring that Mr Osei-Ameyaw was ever prepared to support the party’s chosen parliamentary candidate for the 2020 general elections.
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