Politics they say is a game played by those with strong heart. It is even more difficult to play when you are found on the play ground of the opponent, such is the field of politics in the Juaboso constituency.
A constituency which has been a playground of the NDC since 1992 and has seen several men in NPP fallen once and never returned to the grounds of elections.
Since 1992, the NPP has presented men as its parliamentary candidate in every general elections in the Juaboso constituency. In each of the elections until 2012, these men lose to their opponent (NDC) and never return to contest again. This has always been drawing the party backwards until 2012 when Martha Kwayie Manu took up the mantle to lead the party in the parliamentary elections. Just like most women venturing into politics, she suffered all the political bruises in the hands of the opponent who always thought women are weak to lead.
Surprisingly, she made a very great impact on the parliamentary results compared to his predecessors.
She stood firm and contested to be the parliamentary candidate again in 2016, which she came out victorious and led the party in the parliamentary elections.
In the 2016 election, she pulled over 16,000 votes, 1400 short of that of Kwabena Mintah Akando.
She contested again the 2020 elections and increased her votes from 16000 in 2016 to 19000 in 2020 though still lost.
Her presence in the party in the constituency has since been a nightmare for the NDC. Between 2016 and 2020, she managed to take over 45% votes of the total vote cast, a height the men never attained.
Her strategies also worked well for Nana Akuffo Addo and increased votes for the presidential candidate between 2012 and 2020.
She is an assert NPP can’t loose in the constituency as many refer to her as the “NPP”.
Juaboso constituency is a future seat for the NPP, all thanks to Martha Kwayie Manu and her strategies.
The people in the constituency are yawning to hear her name in a top position ao she can do more than before.
It is our hope that, the president elevate her so she exhibit more of the qualities in her.