Superintendent Peter Lanchene Toobo, who resigned as the Executive Secretary to former IGP, David Asante-Apeatu, has beaten incumbent MP for Wa West, Joseph Yileh Chireh, to book a ticket for next year’s elections.
He polled 755 as against Mr. Chireh’s 317 votes.
Supt Toobo retd. on May 1, 2019 resigned from the Ghana Police Service to allow him contest as parliamentary candidate on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Wa West Constituency of the Upper West Region.
He was among 45 other candidates who picked nomination forms for the August 24, 2019 primaries of the party in the eleven constituencies of the Upper West Region.
After he was declared winner by the Electoral Commission, he exclusively told Accra-based Onua FM that his decision to resign and enter politics was a risk, particularly so because he was faced with an incumbent MP.
But he said “the delegates told me to come and contest that is why they voted for me”.
“He [Yileh Chireh] has done his part so they told him to step down but he said he would not step down but he said no. so they told me to come and they have fulfill their promise to me”, he explained.
Supt. Toobo confessed that “it was difficult and I took the risk” but bagged his hopes in the delegates who he said “called me so they will not disgrace me and they have done that”.
For him, “there is risk in everything” but he believed in himself “and I went with belief”.
Supt. Toobo said already, there is “unity in the party and we are working to bring more unity into the party”.
By Kweku Antwi-Otoo|3news.com|Ghana