The Independent Parliamentary candidate for the Bekwai Constituency, Lawyer Kwasi Amofa-Agyemang, has expressed dissatisfaction about the lack of political leadership in the constituency hence his bid to contest the parliamentary seat and help reverse the mess.
He said having gone into student politics years back at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), he would have gone far by now if his ambition was to be in the limelight of frontline politics.
“I had wanted to live a private life and stay completely out of frontline politics, but cannot help it at certain times when l see things not going the way I expected to see them work", Lawyer Amofa said in an interview with the media in Kumasi.
The aspirant bemoaned that the Bekwai Constituency lacked political leadership because the incumbent MP, Lawyer Joseph Osei-Owusu is only pursuing his own personal interests to develop himself.
He explained that politics should rather be a vehicle to help the vulnerable in the constituency rather than an avenue for personal business and stressed that this is what "we need to let the people of Bekwai understand that some other persons are given the chance to serve the interests of the constituents to make the difference".
Beaming with vim and full of exuberance, Lawyer Amofa said his competitor’s camp is spewing lots of untruths about him, including allegations that he turned down an invitation by President Akufo-Addo for a talk on the issue of his candidature and which has been interpreted by party sympathizers to mean his disregard for the president.
The aspirant said it is never true that some leaders of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) are engaging him (Amofa) with the view to convincing him to rescind his decision to contest the sitting MP for the Bekwai seat.
Lawyer Amofa who has played various roles during the 2012 Election petition in the Supreme Court, said he is surprised at the propaganda being peddled in the constituency currently that he is an NDC man and is likely to join the minority side in parliament if he wins the seat.
The electorate, according to the aspirant, complains that the incumbent MP who is also the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament does not appear in the constituency after every general election since he got into parliament some twelve years ago which explains the lack of basic things like toilet facilities which can be provided at a reduced cost when the people are ready to support with communal labour.
By: Bruce Misbahu Bulmuo