Hurt Akufo-Addo eyes NPP recapture of Akwatia seat

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed disappointment in his party’s loss of the Akwatia Parliamentary seat to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2020 elections.

Addressing the Wenchi Chief, Daasebre Dr Asumadu Nyarko Appiah at a durbar to end his tour of the Eastern Region, President Akufo-Addo pointed out that even though the New Patriotic Party (NPP) lost some of its seats to the NDC, the loss of the Akwatia seat was very hurtful to him.

“In the 2020 elections we had several places we lost when we were to win the seat but there was one that we lost that was very painful,” he said on Thursday, October 7.

‘I won’t hide my feelings, I was very hurt when we lost the Akwatia seat to the NDC.”

He was hopeful the residents in the area would vote for the NPP Parliamentary Candidate to pick up the seat again in 2024.

“In 2024, we are coming in full force, we are coming to take our seat.”

Internal wranglings within the NPP caused the then sitting Member of Parliament (MP), Mercy Asiedu Gyamfi, popularly known as Ama Sey to lose the primaries to Ernest Kumi.

But Ernest Kumi could not retain the seat for the NPP as they party lost it to Henry Boakye.

NDC’s Baba Jamal won the seat for the first time for the NDC in 2012 but lost to Mercy Gyamfi in 2016. He did not contest in the 2020 elections.

The Constituency has been a stronghold of the NPP.

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By Yvonne Neequaye||Ghana