The Member of Parliament for Builsa South Constituency in the Upper East Region on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress, NDC, Dr. Clement Apaak, is expressing worry about the intention of the District Chief Executive ( DCE) for the area, Daniel Kwame Gariba, to contest the parliamentary seat. This, Dr. Apaak says, can lead to a sabotage of his efforts.
The DCE for Builsa South, Daniel Kwame Gariba, one of the hardworking appointees of President Akufo Addo in the Upper East Region who contested the parliamentary seat in the 2016 elections but lost to Dr. Clement Apaak with over 5000 votes, is staging a stronger return to uproot the NDC in the 2020 General Elections in the Constituency.
Dr. Apaak is optimistic that the DCE, Daniel Gariba will sail through the primaries of the NPP to face him in the 2020 general elections for the people of Builsa South to decide who represents them. But Dr. Apaak asserts that he will be the obvious choice because he has been tried, tested and proven to be competent.
The NDC MP, who was speaking in an interview on Daybreak Upper East with Samuel Mbura, indicated that the decision by the DCE to contest the elections cannot be faulted because it lies within his constitutional rights.
He has however raised concerns over the possibility of a calculated sabotage of his efforts by the DCE in his attempt to wrestle the seat from him.
“I hope and pray that this does not become a reason to sabotage my efforts to improve the conditions of my people in Builsa south. Because if you seek to occupy the position that I’m occupying then, you must remember that if you work against my interest you will also be working against the interest of the people and when you come to them, those will be sure questions they will be asking you,” he said.