The Independent Member of Parliament for Fomena, Andrew Amoako Asiamah, has disclosed he will join the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 8th Parliament.
“I said that I was winning for the party. I don’t have any place to go. My blood, my DNA, my everything is NPP.”
It wasn’t clear if the NPP would retain a majority in Parliament. But many have pondered if Mr. Asiamah would side with his old party(NPP).
Previous comments, Mr. Asiamah made before the elections, he sweared that his commitment to the NPP was never in doubt.
“I am taking this decision with the prior recognition of my constituents. I am not speaking just for myself. I am speaking for my people.”
”What they told me is what I am speaking out. My people are saying in spite of whatever happened, I should still be with NPP.”
After defing the party to contest as an independent candidate when he losed at the party primaries, the Speaker of Parliament removed the MP from Parliament after the NPP demanded the rogation of its constitutional provision that makes a seat vacant after an MP leaves the party that sponsored one’s candidature.
“Frankly I was not happy with the decision of the Speaker. I had not come across any precedence. But it is all good.” The Fomena MP said.
“But I believe that the party will do what is right and needful for my people. What I am looking for is to make sure that everything the party does is open and transparent.” He added.
The MP added that, although he won the 2020 polls as an independent candidate, his constituents have urged him to associate with the NPP.