Former Chairperson of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), samia Yaba Nkrumah has announced her intention to contest for Jomoro parliamentary seat.
Ms Nkrumah who lost her seat in 2012 to NDC contestant, Wing Commander Francis Anaman, a retired Officer of the Ghana Airforce has vowed to recapture the seat.
According to the daughter of Ghana’s first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah parliament needs a third voice beyond the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) hence her decision.
It’s not only about the constituency she represents “but also about having an independent voice in Parliament,” she said in an interview on Tuesday July 9,2019.
The politician began her political career in 2008 by beating the NDC’s Lee Ocran with a majority of 6,571, winning about 50% of the total valid votes cast.
But after serving one term as MP, Samia in December 2012 lost her seat.
However, Samia says she is motivated to go back for the seat currently being held by the governing party’s Paul Essien to prove the claim that her defeat in 2012 was biased.
She also doesn’t see her break from frontline politics since her flagbearer contest defeat as a disadvantage.
“I’m always in touch with my people and I believe we can do good work for the people of Jomoro…Someone who has done good work and earned the trust of the people and thinks of the people can always go back,” she explained.