Elder Emmanuel Tobbin, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamntray Aspirant for the Anyaah-Sowutoum in the Greater Accra Region says his commitment to serve the members of the Constituency is unalloyed.
He argued that the era where Parliamentarians expect to be served by their constituents is a thing of the past.
According to the Chief Executive of Ascot Pharmacy, some Parliamentarians only re-establish contact with their electorates when another election was nigh, insisting the development is unfair to the electorates.
Mr. Tobbin speaking in an interaction with THE NEW PUBLISHER in Accra on Wednesday after the filing of his nomination forms said he is in to reverse the trend.
“If the delegates vote for me to become the MP, I will make the people feel my presence at all times in the constituency, I will serve my people well and be accessible” the Church of Pentecost Elder stated.
Mr. Tobbin said having stayed in the constituency for the past 25 years; it was time for him to give back to the community, indicating that as “an MP the society see you as a leaders whose contribution is vital”.
Touching on the progresses and challenges of his interaction with delegates ahead of the party’s primaries he said the grounds favour him.
The Ascot Pharmacy CEO was emphatic that he is not perturbed by contesting the seat with the incumbent Municipal Chief Executive of the area, Dr. Emmanuel Lamptey and one Dr. Adomaku Kissi who appear to be the frontliners in the struggle for the delegates’ nod.
Mr. Tobbin is sure as an entrepreneur, tackling youth unemployment and lobbying the right authorities to fix the bad roads in the Constituency remain his topmost priority when given the nod by the 840 party delegates.
The NPP has set April 25, 2020 to hold Parliamentary primaries in areas where it has sitting MP’s.
The NPP has I69 sitting MP’s out of the total 275 seats in Parliament.
The party has already elected more than 95 Parliamentary candidates who would be contesting on its ticket in orphan constituencies [areas the party does not have sitting MPs].
The same April 25, 2020 date would also be used to elect a flagbearer for the party for Election 2020.
Nomination fees for the aspiring MPs have been pegged at GH¢2,000 and GH¢20,000 for filing fees whilst that of the presidential aspirants has been pegged at GH¢20,000 as nomination fee and GH¢200,000 as the filing fee.