Politics of Sunday, 23 December 2018
Business mogul, Edward Agyekum Kufuor says he has what it takes to transform the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency and retain the seat for the New Patriotic Party should he be given the mandate by delegates.
Mr. Agyekum Kufuor who is also the second son of former president John Agyekum kufour while filing his nomination form at the constituency’s Dzorwulu office on Sunday December 23 said he is optimistic with the first hand training from his father, he will not only be capable of bringing development to the people but permanent solutions to their problems.
Having shown little or no interest in politics over the years, the renowned actor emphasised that it was time to step out of the shadows and bring on board his knowledge and experiences.
“Through my experiences in life I have had different platforms to address issues that matter in society and up until now I have always taken the back seat. But I have realised that the best way to bring about change is by stepping up because if you are not part of the solution then you are part of the problem. There is no middle ground. So based on my own decision and the support and encouragement from my peers (the youth) I decided it was time to stop hiding and step up.
Speaking to ghanaweb.com after submitting his form Mr. Agyekum Kufuor also known as Chief Kufuor said he was not only going to win against his party opponents but other aspirants from the various political parties.
‘’I have had the opportunity to sit at my father’s feet and watch what he has done and as a good son I expect to follow. I am thankful he is still alive to give me insight, so I don’t see how I can come in and not do what is expected. In fact look at our track record, consider what NPP has done for this constituency and hat the late Agyarko also achieved. Looking at all this work done why won’t it be possible for the NPP to retain the seat.”
Mr. Agyekum Kufuor was part of seven aspirants who stormed the party’s headquarters to pick up a form for the constituency. He will be contesting the likes of Madam Victoria Esinam Ansah Offei, Assembly Member for Legon Electoral Area, Mr. Richard Joojo Obeng, Deputy Chief Executive of the National Youth Authority, and Nana Wereko-Ampim Opoku.
His filed form together with the filing fee of ten thousand Ghana cedis was submitted to the NPP Dzorwulu electoral area chairman, secretary and treasurer in the presence of chairman of the elections committee Peter Mac Manu.