By: Evans Attah Akangla| ignewss|
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ho Central Constituency, Hon. Benjamin Kpodo, is confidence that the Parliamentary Candidate for the Ho Central Constituency, Mr. Richmond Edem Kofi Kpotosu, will successfully clinch victory to maintain the parliament seat for the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The three-term MP, Hon. Kpodo, who voluntarily bows out at the end of the 8th Parliament of the 4th republic, believes it will be a done deal for his possible successor in the 2024 election, trusting that the able constituents will do the needful.
“As the sitting MP, I have voluntarily decided not to contest again. Following the party’s democratic processes, the constituency, elected a young man to bear our flag, he is in the person of Mr. Edem Richmond Kofi Kpotosu. It’s a done deal for him. Your Excellency, you can be assured that in Kpotosu, you already have one of the expected minimum 170 Members of Parliament in 2025. I hereby present him to you and the Party for any further introductions.”.
Hon. Kpodo, in his welcome address at the NDC’s 2024 Flagbearer’s “Building Ghana Tour campaign” in the Volta Region, believes the party is very strong among the people of the constituency. This belief stems from the positive response they received after engaging with chiefs and people in various communities, who are solidly behind the NDC.
“There are some noises coming from our opponents, but ‘aha enye Hohoe.’ There are 21 paramountcies in the constituency; so far, we’ve gone round about half of these. We’ll conclude the first round of the tour before the end of January.”
He downplayed the status of the economy under the current government led by H. E. Nana Akuffo-Addo and his Vice Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, stating, “the economy is biting so hard that the people have resolved to take themselves out of the shackles of this inappropriate administration.”
The three-times Member of Parliament lamented the stalled projects in his Constituency started by his government before leaving power in the 2016 election. He asserted that it’s only John Mahama’s administration that brought development to the Constituency.
Hon. Kpodo mentioned the Ho Barracks-Kpenõe-Takla-Hodzo-Tokokoe road as one of the major projects abandoned by the current government in the constituency, including the Ziavi-Anfoeta road, Ho Township roads Asphalting project, and the expansion to Ho Technical University and University of Health and Allied Sciences. These projects started in the Municipality and have been abandoned since 2016.
However, the NDC Parliamentary candidate, Hon. Richmond Edem Kofi Kpotosu, is confident that the NDC in the Ho Central Constituency will gain more votes in the December 7 election.
“Let’s not forget the lessons that this confused NPP government has taught us. Let us honor the visions of the NDC to continue to build upon the foundation of progress laid by the former president,” Mr. Kpotosu said.