Nana’s ‘Boys’ To Resign ….As They Chase MP Job
The two Deputy Chiefs-Of-Staff at the Presidency, Samuel Abu Jinapor and Francis Asenso Boakye are both lacing boots to contest parliamentary primaries and ostensibly become Parliamentarians when the New Patriotic Party (NPP) opens nominations this year, THE NEW PUBLISHER has gathered.
While Francis Asenso Boakye is reported to be readying himself to make a second attempt at becoming the Parliamentary Candidate for the Bantama Constituency in the Ashanti Region, Samuel Abu Jinapor is reported to be warming up for the Damongo Constituency, the administrative capital of the Savannah Region.
As has become a convention in the NPP, the two would have to honourably ‘step-aside’ from their top jobs at the Presidency and focus on their appetite to enter Parliament.
Depending of which side of the coin one views the development, abandoning the job of a Deputy Chief-Of Staff to go try one’s luck in becoming a Member of Parliament could be a self demotion or a patriotic sacrifice to advice a growing democracy.
Grapevine reports have also mentioned the names of Michael Okyere Baafi, the Executive Secretary of the Ghana Free Zones Board as eyeing the New Juaben South Constituency in the Eastern Region and Eric Kofi Ofosu Nkansah the Chief Executive Officer for the Accra Digital center eyeing the Asante Akyem Central constituency.
Samuel Abu Jinapor
In the Damongo Constituency, Samuel Abu Jinapor is likely to contest the primaries unopposed, according to what NPP deep-throats from the constituency have told THE NEW PUBLISHER
He is reported to have increased his visibility and acceptability to an extent that it is the constituents themselves who are urging him to pick the parliamentary primaries forms.
Forexample, it has become public knowledge that Jinapor was a key lobbyist is getting the powers that be to make Damango the capital of the newly created Savannah Region.
He is also reported to have embarked on a boreholes drilling spree in and around the constituency, funding the extension of electricity to some deprived communities within the constituency, funding the building of a footbridge leading to the Damongo cemetery, and donating equipment for the digging of graves for the Islamic fraternity in the constituency.
Barely a fortnight ago, Jinapor had the chance to address key party faithful in the Savannah Region and his message centered on the fact that historically, Damango had been a safe seat for the NPP and there is a crucial need to return to and relive that history from the 2020 elections going forward.
Francis Asenso Boakye
The NPP Member of Parliament (MP) for Bantama, Daniel Okyem Aboagye aka ‘Wofa Atta’ may not be as safe in the seat as he claims to be
The lawmaker, who entered parliament for the first time in January 2017, is now facing a herculean task to retain his enviable seat in the House in January 2021.
This follows the decision of Francis Asenso Boakye, to contest him for the Bantama seat.
Asenso Boakye, who was born and bred at Bantama, though has not publicly announced his candidature; his subtle and strategic campaign has gained massive inroads large enough to lead him to become the Parliamentary candidate.
For instance, Francis Asenso Boakye has been spotted wearing shirts and caps that have been beautifully embroidered with Bantama in recent times. It has become his trademark as he has increased his visits to the constituency.
During such visits, Francis Asenso Boakye makes key donations to schools, health institutions and other bodies in the area. It inclused but not limited to funeral donations, Eid Ul Fitr donations, Mothers’ Day party, cutting of sod for road construction, and several telling gestuers.
Political connoisseurs have stated that Asenso Boakye’s frequent visits to the Bantama Constituency are intended to help him snatch Wofa Atta’s seat.
Indeed Bantam is a safe seat for the NPP and all Francis Asenso Boakye need to enter Parliament is to win the NPP primaries and become a candidate. As candidate, he can go to sleep and still win the seat for the NPP.
Francis Asenso Boakye had in past contested the NPP Bantama MP elections but his ambition got crashed as he lost woefully at the primaries.
Having gained a huge political experience since then, extra clouts and of course better placed to attract political sponsors, it is envisaged he is in a better position to win the primaries…. MORE SOON.