The District Chief Executive for Kintampo South, Mr Nyamekye Datiakwa has today picked his nomination forms to contest in the upcoming National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary primaries and represent the party in the constituency in the 2016 general elections.
He was accompanied by family members, party supporters, well wishers and friends to the constituency office of the party where he picked his nomination forms amidst brass band music.
Speaking to banewsgh.com reporter Danjima Yaro in a telephone interview, Mr Datiakwa said his decision to contest in the primaries follows an official announcement by Honourable Effah Baafi, the incumbent member of Parliament for the area not to seek re-election.
Mr Effah Baafi has been the member of parliament for the Kintampo South Constituency since 2008 after it was carved out of the then Kintampo Constituency in 2007 by the Kufuor Administration. The seat has since been won by the ruling NDC.
He explained that, as a grass root man with an impeccable development track record and experience as a former Assemblyman and a serving DCE for the area, he is well positioned to protect and retain the seat for the party come 2016.
“Having served two terms as as DCE for the district, I know and appreciate the dynamics and problems of the district and therefore if elected as an MP, I can better articulate them in Parliament for the necessary interventions aside my core function as a legislator”, he stated.
Mr Datiakwa outlined his vision for the area, which include amongst other things, the provision of educational opportunities for the people and also creating employment avenues for the teaming unemployed youth in the constituency through the various youth employment policies and interventions instituted by the NDC government.
He urged the electorates to consider his record as the DCE for the area and the numerous development projects the District has benefitted from under his leadership to give him an overwhelming endorsement in the upcoming primaries to be the parliamentary candidate for a sound and secured victory in the 2016 presidential and parliamentary election.
Meanwhile, banewsgh.com’s investigations have revealed that One Felicia Adjei, younger sister of the Queen mother of Anyima who is very close to the Mahamas is likely contest the seat.
Should she file her nominations, she will pose the main threat to the DCE since she has the backing of some party big guns.