Accompanied by some polling station and constituency executives of the party, Dr Prince Armah presented a banker’s draft of GHC 2,000, which the polling station executives had contributed to enable him purchase the forms. He also donated an additional cash amount of GHC 2,000 to the constituency’s Elections Committee.
Addressing a mammoth crowd after picking the nomination forms, Dr Prince Armah, who has been a member of the New Patriotic Party for the past two decades, indicated that the constituency needs dedicated and exposed leaders who are capable to lead the Kwesimintsim constituency to achieve the needed development.
According to him, blame games do not solve the challenges of people in the constituency, rather, commitment to building party unity, and a stronger united front to ensure everyone contributes to the effort in finding solutions to problems in the constituency, is what leaders must focus on. He added that any leader who leads the Kwesimintsim Constituency must be open to criticisms and wise counsel from others.
He further indicated that, his decision to run for the seat is to provide a plan for economic growth of the Constituency that will help provide jobs for the people, something that has been missing in the Constituency for the past four (4) years. Dr. Armah stated that he is the one with the right connection and leadership acumen to lead the Constituency in its pursuit of development.
The NaCCA Boss said he is motivated by the incredible works done by the Akufo-Addo government to work hard as the people’s representative to help maintain the government in power for another term.
I am running because we need to keep the government of Nana Akufo Addo and the New Patriotic Party in office for another term and beyond so that this constituency, and this country can develop. Since coming into office, the NPP government has made several interventions that have seen our economy get back on track; access to health and education has been expanded, and jobs created. This momentum must not be stalled. We must retain this government. And Kwesimintsim must play its part. A demoralized constituency party and an unpopular candidate can lose us critical votes that may affect the party in a closely fought election. I am running because we have to keep Nana Addo and the NPP in government and we can’t afford mistakes,” he remarked.
Dr Armah emphasized the need for unity in the party and said it was his intention to heal the long-running divisions in the constituency party in order to win a resounding victory in the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections in the constituency.
Dr Armah has been a member of the party over two decades, and has previously served as secondary schools coordinator in the Western Region, constituency youth secretary, TESCON secretary and member of the regional communications team. He has also held elected office before as an assemblyman.
The Kwesimintsim primary of the ruling party is set to be a two-way challenge between Dr Prince Armah and the incumbent Member of Parliament, Mr Joseph Mensah.