INDEPENDENT ASPIRANT EYES KADJEBI - AKAN SEAT
6/11/2012 11:56:14 PM -
Unless something unexpected happens, there is the likelihood that Kadjebi - Akan Constituency in the Volta Region is going to witness what happened in the 2000 General Elections.
A 30 - years - old, Ahmed Muniru has expressed his intention to stand as an Independent Parliamentary candidate for the Akan Constituency in the Kadjebi District, in December 7, 2012 Presidential and Parliamentary polls.
In 2000, Alhaji Rashid Bawa represented the constituency as an Independent Candidate in Parliament.
Ahmed Muniru (a.k.a Orenzo), who hails from Ahamansu in the Kadjebi District, made his intention known in Kadjebi in an interview with this paper.
Muniru, with Peace, Unity and Development as his slogan, is battling the seat with Mr. John Cudjoe, a former Member of Parliament (MP) on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and Mr. Afrim Darko of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
A graduate of the University of Ghana (UG), Legon with a degree in Psychology and Sociology Muniru is a Field Director for Sam Construction Company, a private General Construction and Estate Developers.
The Aspirant said he was an NDC branch Chairman for Akan Constituency in the Volta Region and a former Treasure at the Constituency level and therefore, had in-depth knowledge of the needs and aspirations of the people.
Muniru claimed that his intention to stand as an Independent Candidate stemmed from the numerous phone calls and appeals to him by the people with various political inclinations to come and redeem them.
He said in 2008 he stood as an Independent Candidate and lost to the incumbent MP. Hon. Solomon Kojo Ofori (a.k.a Wofa Paye).
The aspirant said the constituency had a number of challenges but he was confident that when given the mandate to represent his people, he would be able to deliver to their satisfaction.
When asked whether he was not influenced by the New Patriotic Party (NPP), in order to split the votes for the NPP to wrestle the seat from the National Democratic Congress (NDC), he said with pressure on him from the chiefs, opinion leaders in the various communities and the youth, he was very sure that in January 2013, he would be the Member of Parliament for the area.
By Alhaji Bashiru Zakari, Kadjebi, V/R