Asokwa: Akufo-Addo Called Me To Step Down — NPP Member Going Independent
The independent parliamentary candidate for the Asokwa constituency in the Ashanti region, Elder Divine Osei Mintah, has stepped down from the race after calls from President Akufo-Addo and some party bigwigs.
He has declared support for the incumbent Member of Parliament on the ticket of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Patricia Appiagyie.
Addressing a press conference on Monday, 2 November 2020, Mr Mintah said his decision to step down was as a result of President Akufo-Addo's intervention.
He apologised to his supporters for the decision and entreated them to support the incumbent MP to help develop the constituency.
“The reason I was contesting was because of my vision to support the Asokwa people but unfortunately, I received a call from the president and the council of elders for me to rejoin the party for the development of NPP.
"So, I agreed with them and stepped down so that the party may come together so that the winner may be for all NPP candidates and the president as well...," he stated.