Chairperson of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) and outgoing Member of Parliament for Jomoro Constituency Samia Yaba Nkrumah has expressed gratitude to the people of her Constituency for casting their votes for her and “for the opportunity” to serve them.
She, however, attributed her loss to “the massive influx of voters with no affinity to the district and who have no stake in the development of the district.”
In a statement, Ms Nkrumah pledged her commitment to continue to serve the people in Jomoro.
“Jomoro is my home and it will always be and I will continue to work with our people in diverse ways to continue to make a difference in their lives,” she said.
While congratulating the Member of Parliament-elect, Captain Francis Kabenlah Anaman, for emerging winner of the parliamentary elections, the CPP Chairperson raised concerns about foreigners entering the constituency to vote.
“To organize and transport people just for them to come and vote and leave the constituency cannot be right,” she pointed out.
“As a nation, this development must be a matter of concern to all well-meaning citizens. We must all take responsibility for what goes on around us and not hesitate to stand up for what is right,” she added.
“This is morally unacceptable.”
She, however, acknowledged “with much appreciation the sacrifices our supporters made during the last four years and in the last campaign season.”
“I will never abandon the people of Jomoro. I will pursue all the projects that I initiated including the one million dollar Indian government grant to rehabilitate the Nzema Manle Vocational and Technical Training Centre at Bawia. I will also continue to provide any support that I can in the service of our people.”
She also promised to do “everything possible to ensure that no one suffers any intimidation on account of their political persuasion.”