NPP should not leave us behind for Fomena MP – Asokwa Constituency Independent Candidate laments.
The Independent Candidate for the Asokwa constituency, Mr. Eric Osei has stated that the New Patriotic Party cannot reinstate the Fomena Constituency Independent candidate into the party at the expense of the others.
In an interview with Joy News, Mr. Eric Osei explained that they were expelled from the New Patriotic Party after their decision to contest as independent candidates in the 2020 parliamentary elections.
He said that, “We heard a lot of conversations that transpired between Honourable Asiamah, the independent candidate who won at Fomena. They are pleading with him to come and join the party in Parliament.
He added, “We saw on social media that those of us going as independent candidates, they have expelled us from the party. But now that our brother, God being so good has won, you can’t accept Asiamah and leave the rest of us.”
Mr Eric Osei declared his unflinching support for the NPP, stating that once he voted for Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as president, he does not need anybody’s approval to go back to the New Patriotic Party.
He added, “We all worked in the interest of the party with our resources to campaign for the President (Akufo-Addo). I voted for the President so I’m an NPP member.”
The current outstanding Independent Candidate and MP-elect for the Fomena Constituency, Mr Andrew Asiamah has stated unequivocally that he is still a staunch member of the NPP and has won for the party. He said assuredly that even if the party decides to do away with him, he will still be part of them.
He stated firmly, “The issue regarding what side I join has been discussed already. I have said it time without number that I am a member of the NPP by blood. There is nothing that can change.”
Mr. Eric Osei amassed a total of 1405 votes in the Fomena Constituency parliamentary elections, consequently losing to the MP-elect, Margaret Appiagyei. He described his defeat as a good sign for him nonetheless.
He stated, “I don’t see this as a defeat because if I was able to poll 1405 votes within NPP’s stronghold, I think I am okay with the votes I secured. I won’t say I have lost. The people of Asokwa decided on whom to represent them. I respect their decision.”
He equally added that his zeal for development in the Asokwa Constituency still stands.
He said, “We need to come together. My focus now is to ensure that Asokwa is developed. I will not relent my efforts in pursuing that agenda. I will make sure that Asokwa is developed.”