President Akufo-Addo has asked chiefs of Fomena in the Ashanti Region to talk to Member of Parliament, Andrew Amoako Asiamah to change his decision to contest as an independent candidate in the upcoming general elections.
The President says the decision taken by Mr Asiamah has a lot of repercussions and it could even hamper development in Fomena.
The president said he will ensure that Mr. Amoako Asiamah is comfortable in his next government should he change his mind.
“If there is a problem, and he cannot be an MP, I appeal to him, he should put it behind him and let’s focus on the party. After the elections, whatever we need to do for him to be comfortable, I assure him, I will do it,” Akufo-Addo said.
The President said, it is not too late for the Fomena MP to rescind his decision.
The MP withdrew from the NPP’s primaries citing machinations to get him out.
The President says he cannot understand why he has refused to withdraw his bid after several attempts by the party leadership to stop him.
Andrew Amoako Asiamah lost in the party’s primaries held in June 2020, being unhappy with the decision, he filed as an independent candidate in the December polls.
The party has since written to the Speaker of Parliament asking that the seat be declared vacant till a replacement is found after the December polls.
The NPP also said its members who decided to file nomination forms as independent parliamentary candidates automatically forfeited their membership of the party.