Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah has officially made public his decision to contest the 2016 parliamentary seat of the opposition New Patriotic Party in the Ofoase-Ayirebi constituency of the Akuapim North District of the Eastern Region.
In a statement released Sunday, he said the decision is informed by persistent calls, and that even though he was aware of the risks associated with politics he thought those calls were founded.
This website broke the news of his decision to contest. READ HERE.
Mr. Oppong-Nkrumah picked his forms on Friday.
Below, the statement.
I will like to officially announce that I will be running for the Parliamentary Candidature of the New Patriotic Party in the Ofoase-Ayirebi constituency.
My decision to run for public office is not one I have made lightly. I have weighed the calls and encouragements to run, against the potential risks and discomforts of Political life. I have spent weeks consulting with delegates and members of my community and my family.
In Ghana today many of us complain about the ills of our nation. However, few of us are willing to offer ourselves to be part of the process of fixing these ills. Many of us think nothing can be done. Others think the costs will be too high.
[quote_center]After careful consideration, I am of the view that many more of us can put aside our personal needs and take up a challenge higher than ourselves. I believe that many more of us who are unhappy with the status-quo must step up and be part of the process of fixing our problems.[/quote_center]
In the weeks ahead therefore, I will be going through my party’s nomination, filing and campaign processes ahead of the June 13 parliamentary primaries. I hope I will be successful at the end of the day so I can contribute my quota directly to my party, my constituency and my nation.
I thank all persons and groups who have already expressed support and well wishes for this decision. I will count on their support in my campaign. I thank my family for agreeing that I take up this challenge.
Together we can win this primary. Together we can win the 2016 election. Together we can turn around the fortunes of this constituency and our nation.
Thank You and Lets get to work.
By: Obed Boafo/enewsgh.com/Ghana