The Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr Osei-Assibey Antwi, has formally declared his intention to contest the Manhyia Constituency primary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The primary is likely to be held before June, this year.
He said he had listened to pieces of advice from the rank and file of the party and even floating voters to contest because of his track record.
“I think I have something to offer the people of the constituency by representing them in Parliament,” Mr Osei-Assibey told the Daily Graphic in Kumasi.
The Manhyia Constituency is one of the safe seats of the NPP in the Ashanti Region. It is an important seat for the people of Ashanti because that is where the Asantehene resides and votes.
The incumbent MP, Dr Kwame Addo-Kufuor, is not contesting the seat again after three terms in Parliament. Mr Osei-Assibey, who is also the Deputy Ashanti Regional chairman of the NPP, said he had the experience to build on the good work that Dr Addo-Kufuor did in Parliament.
He said from the support so far received from the people, nothing would prevent him from becoming the parliamentary candidate of the NPP and eventually the NPP MP for the area.
He pledged to work in close collaboration with the rank and file of the party to ensure a resounding victory for the NPP in the constituency in the 2008 elections.
Story by Kwame Asare Boadu,