Story by Dennis Asare
A candidate for the upcoming New Patriotic Party’s September, 28 Parliamentarians Primaries for orphan constituencies, Mr. Rockson Adu-Boahen has blamed the party’s defeat in the last General Election, on the lack of leadership in the constituency.
Speaking to the www.topnewsgh.com’s Gabbie Divine Klutse, he expressed worry at the inability of the party to win the Amasaman seat since Hon. Ayitey Attoh, former MCE for the Ga West Municipality since won the seat in 2004 and lost in the 2008 General Election.
According to the defeated 2012 primary aspirant, it was time for the Amasaman constituency to be saved from what he described as the failure of leadership to ensure that the seat is secured for the Party.
“In 2016, we won the election. Because on the first count at the collation center, we won. Then a recounting was ordered, and we won again and on the third count, we were lost we lost and people who should have been there to challenge the decision and call for re-collation were not there, which means we lack leadership in Amasaman”, he said.
Mr. Adu Boahen also blamed the 2016 Parliamentary candidate for failing to exercise vigilance during the last general election, accusing him of not being ready for the task ahead.
Rockson Adu Buahen also expressed faith in delegates stating that his records since the party came to power will distinguish him from other aspirants. Stating that he has secured various job opportunities for youths numbering about 100 within the party.
“This tells you that we have started from somewhere and we will do more if we have the power. As our people say, he who climbs a good tree deserves a push. So we can do more if we are placed on the helm of affairs” he added.
According to him, his records in 2006 still gives him the leverage to stand out in the upcoming election, stating that what Amasaman needs now is a lobbyist who can draw development to the constituency and get Amasaman what it deserves. He also pleaded with delegates to try him and see what true leadership really means.