Former MUSIGA president Bice Osei Kufuor, popularly known as Obour, has failed in his first attempt to become a member of parliament following the rejection of his bid by delegates of the New Patriotic Party in the Asante Akyem South constituency.
The musician-turned-politician who had wanted to unseat the incumbent MP, Kwaku Asante-Boateng to lead the NPP in the constituency into the December 2020 parliamentary election lost the Saturday primary.
At the close of poll, Obour managed 296 votes to trail behind the incumbent who secured 364 votes.
The other contenders, William Yamoah garnered 38 votes while Edmond Oppong Peprah polled 9 votes with Eric Amofa getting 12 votes.
Although he lost, he has promised to rally behind the incumbent to retain the seat for the party.
“I am sure most of the things that we had campaigned on now that we have a parliamentary candidate the 10,000 votes we promised Nana Addo, it is coming in its numbers,” he said.
“The delegates of the NPP have decided,” he said in his concession speech.
He suggested his inexperience in politics contributed to his loss, stating “Kwaku Asante Boateng has shown that he is an experienced politician; he’s been in parliament two terms already and he is going the third term”.
“Definitely he may have some tricks I dont have,” he admitted, but said it is all good for him as a first timer.
Despite losing the elections, he said, his performance has been great and thanked the delegates for the support saying “This is my first time of coming into the race and I think the delegates of Asante Akyem South have really shown me love.