It is now confirmed that a business mogul in the Bolgatanga East constituency, Mathew Silas Amoah will contest the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary primaries when the party opens nominations.
The native of Zuarungu-Dapooren who has been supporting party activities in the region, stormed the constituency somewhere last year with some philanthropic activities.
He has since been on the lips of constituents and sympathizers of the NPP in the Upper East Region because of some charitable works he had undertaken. Among them include the drilling and commissioning of boreholes for communities without access to safe drinking water, donation of motorbikes to Electoral Area Coordinators, donation towards festivals, and church feasts among others.
Many people were of the view that the NPP stalwart who organized the mammoth unity walk to have ever happened in the Bolgatanga East constituency had the intention to snatch the seat which is currently occupied by the NDC.
Even though posters had emerged that the NPP stalwart may contest the party’s parliamentary Mr. Amoah always say he has worked tirelessly for the party and if the constituents call on him to contest, he would gladly accept it.
Confirming his interest to contest the NPP parliamentary primaries, Mr. Amoah said he did not have the intention to contest the party’s parliamentary elections but considering the calls for him to lead the NPP to the general election, he had to accept the challenge.
“The calls have come and this is the right time. I Mathew have accepted and I am contesting the NPP primaries. I am picking up my forms between 16th June and 14th of July and waiting for whoever wants to come.”
Mr. Amoah was speaking to the media after he commissioned two boreholes for the Gambibgo primary and Junior High School and the Dulugu community. Flanked by NPP constituency executives led by the constituency chairman, Karim Anagbila Asumbekere, Mathew Silas Amoah indicated that his motive to contest the Bolgatanga East parliamentary primaries was driven by the fact that he enjoys the support of the constituency executives because of his achievement for the party and the community.
“I didn’t have an intention to become a parliamentary candidate but the pedigree of people standing me tells you something. When a child washes his hands well, he dines with elders. These are constituency executives, not siding with one person but following the achievement of an individual in the party”
Mr. Amoah who likened himself to a bulldozer sent a strong signal to whoever is preparing to face him in the contest to get ready for a contest based on evidence-based to the party and the communities.
Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1Mhz|Joshua Asaah|Dulugu|Ghana