05.11.2021 NPP News

Twice rejected Juaben MCE worked against my parliamentary bid but sake of Akufo-Addo, Juabenmanhene I've been quiet all this while — Juaben MP

Member of Parliament for Juaben Constituency, Ama Pomaa BoatengMember of Parliament for Juaben Constituency, Ama Pomaa Boateng
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Member of Parliament for Juaben Constituency, Ama Pomaa Boateng has rubbished accusations that she is the brain behind the outright rejection of the President’s nominee for Chief Executive Position at the Juaben Municipal Assembly, Mr. Alex Sarfo Kantanka.

This follow reports that the twice rejected nominee and his cronies have started blaming the MP, Ama Pomaa for their woes.

The MP who doubles as the Deputy Minister for Communication and Digitalization claim she has survived several clandestine attempts by the rejected nominee and his cronies to make her lose her seat.

Her calmness, she noted, is due to the great respect she has for the President, Nana Akufo-Addo whom she has about 40years of relationship with and the revered Juabenmanhene, Daasebre Otuo Siriboe.

In an interview with journalists, the MP noted that the nominee had worked against her for the past eight years. Even though he was not her favorite due to the "crude ways" towards her parliamentary bid, she had to let go of everything for the sake of peace in the party.

"It’s common knowledge that the nominee was not my favorite but since the President had nominated him everyone in the NPP party had to support to ensure he was confirmed even though only Assembly Members had the power to decide the fate of the nominee’’, Hon Pomaa explained.

According to her, she had met all the Assembly Members to persuade them and settle any issues that lied between them and the nominee.

This she said, is making her wonder why some people would want to blame her for the rejection of the President's nominee.

She said prior to the first confirmation ceremony where the nominee got 6 'YES' votes and 20 'NO' votes, she was present at the hall where the exercise took place.

She continued that in the second election, she had to cut short her business trip abroad and rash back to Juaben only to be told the nominee did not appear for the exercise.

The Juaben MP further recounted that the third exercise was also called off due to the presence of some strange military persons.

According to her, a fourth exercise was held where the nominee was rejected the second time.

“So what again could I have done in all the scenarios narrated to get the nominee elected when I had no voting rights or power to force the Assembly members to do what I had asked them in an earlier meeting to do. And the media were there when I met them.

"My brother I do not have voting rights or the power to force the will of these enlightened adults who by virtue of their positions are the ones to either confirm or reject the President’s choice so I am surprised they make me an easy target for blame," she stressed.

Hon Pomaa promised to do her best just as she did for the previous nominee, to get whoever would be renominated by the President confirmed.

"My interest is to make sure that the party’s base still stay united and attractive after this process and just as in the previous," she emphasised.

James Appiakorang
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