22.03.2023 NDC News

NDC Race: Jomoro MP files nomination form to seek re-election

By Francis Addo || Contributor
NDC Race: Jomoro MP files nomination form to seek re-election
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The Member of Parliament (MP) for Jomoro Constituency in the Western Region, Dorcas Afo-Toffey has filed her nomination form to contest in the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary primaries for the second term.

Dorcas Afo-Toffey contested for the first time in NDC parliamentary primaries in 2019 and won overwhelmingly by 1,324 votes.

She was contested by one Francis Ackatia Kwaidoo and Samuel Nda Blay Armah.

In this year's parliamentary primaries, Dorcas Afo-Toffey is being challenged by Francis Ackatia Kwaidoo who comes from Ekpu near Half Assini.

Speaking to the media after filing her nomination form at Half Assini on Monday, March 21, 2023, Dorcas Afo-Toffey thanked the NDC delegates who elected her in 2019 as their Parliamentary Candidate to go ahead to recapture the Jomoro Parliamentary seat for NDC.

"I will forever be grateful to those NDC delegates who voted for me in 2019 to become Jomoro NDC Parliamentary Candidate and another thanks go to all NDC members and others who voted for me in 2020 to become the Jomoro MP, I'm very grateful," she acknowledged.

She disclosed why she was seeking re-election. "I'm contesting again because Jomoro people have trust in me. I have unfinished business with the good people of Jomoro. Even though I'm an opposition MP but I have done a lot of work for Jomoro and I believe in God that NDC will come to power in 2025 and I will do more than what I'm doing now as an opposition MP".

She listed some of her achievements so far in Jomoro Constituency.

"I have done a lot for Jomoro since 2021 but I will mention few to the media, I have constructed concrete bridge over Bentelebo river, I have constructed 20-seater WC toilet for Tikobo Number Two Community, I have constructed potable water project for Allengenzule Catholic Basic School, I have provided so many desks to schools in Jomoro, I have given interest-free financial loans to women to expand their business"

She added, "I'm currently constructing 6-unit classroom block for the pupils of T2 Forest Junction, I have provided financial support to SHS students and tertiary students, I have reshaped the deplorable Twiakor to Navrongo road which is 17 kilometers, I have given free medicines to the 33 health facilities in Jomoro, I bought Ambulance for Half Assini Government Hospital".

Dorcas Afo-Toffey, therefore, took the opportunity to appeal to the NDC delegates to give her a resounding victory come May 13.

She also called on them to rally behind her to retain the Jomoro Parliamentary seat come 2024.

She revealed that former President John Mahama would visit Jomoro on Sunday to engage the Jomoro NDC delegates on his bid to become NDC Presidential Candidate ahead of election 2024.

"Former President John Mahama will be in Jomoro on Sunday to engage NDC democrats and I'm appealing to all NDC members to prepare well and come out massively to meet former President John Mahama", she said.

The NDC delegates across the country are expected to go to the poll on May 13, 2023 to elect their Parliamentary Candidates and Presidential Candidate for election 2024.