A former morning show host at the Kokomlemle-based JOY FM, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah, has picked nomination forms to contest the primaries of the NPP’s Parliamentary seat in the Ofoase-Ayirebi Constituency of the Akuapim North District (Eastern Region).
Mr. Nkrumah on Friday sent representatives of a group called ‘Friends of Oppong-Nkrumah’ to pick the forms on his behalf, the Party’s Regional Vice Chairman, Alhaji Omar Bodinga, confirmed to Ring Road-based radio station Starr FM.
Mr Oppong-Nkrumah, who has been a card-bearing member of the party since 2004, and in good standing, was the third person to pick the forms.
Nkrumah who left JOY in January 2014 to pursue other interests, is finally getting to lace his boots for a political career that has been on the cards for sometime now.
He comes up against the incumbent MP David Oppong-Kusi, a 57-year old Prinicipal Quantity Surveyor, who polled some 19,025 votes, representing 53.95 percent of total votes cast, to win the seat for the NPP in 2012. Both face stiff competition from one John Obiri Yeboah, a freight forwarder, enewsgh.com can say.
enewsgh.com sources at the constituency say Yeboah stands a better chance of unseating the incumbent than Mr. Nkrumah, who is seen as more of an outsider than a ‘local boy’.
Born on April 5, 1982, to Mr Kwame Oppong Nkrumah, Head of Treasury of the National Investment Bank, and Mrs Felicia Oppong Nkrumah, a Teacher, he hails from Abora Aboase near Saltpond in the Central Region.
He had his secondary education at the Pope John Secondary in Koforidua and studied for his first degree at the University of Cape Coast.
He subsequently enrolled for a Master’s programme in Marketing at the University of Ghana.
He joined JOY FM in 2007 as an intern after being spotted by Multimedia Broadcasting CEO, Mr Kwesi Twum, while making a presentation at the University of Cape Coast.
From very humble beginnings, he’s grown to become a highly respected young achiever.
By: Obed Boafo/enewsgh.com/Ghana