Wireko Ampim-Opoku quits NPP's Ayawaso West Wuogon race

Nana Wereko-Ampim Opoku, an aspirant for the vacant Ayawaso West Wuogon seat on the ticket of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), has exited the race.

Wireko Ampim-Opoku

Ampim Opoku, who is also a member of the Council of Elders in the constituency, has rather endorsed Ato Ametor Williams for the seat.

In a press release to the media, Ampim Opoku said his decision was in the best interest of the party.

He wrote: “On Sunday 23rd December 2018, I officially announced my decision to bow out from the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency NPP primaries. Although it was one of the most difficult decisions I have taken in my entire political life, I had to do that in the interest of our party. I thank my teeming supporters for standing by me up till now."

"Two days ago, hundreds of my supporters thronged my residence to demand who among the six candidates in the race I will throw my support behind as I indicated in my earlier release. After some consultations and a careful scrutiny of the strengths and capabilities of each candidate, my team and I have settled on Mr. Ato Ametor Williams as the most suitable candidate for the NPP in the upcoming Ayawaso West Wuogon by-elections.”

“Mr. Ato William’s message of “Unity and Opportunities For All” is in synch with my Unity and Development Agenda. His long standing commitment and dedicated service as the Director of Logistics and Procurement for the NPP in the 2012 and 2016 national elections is admirable. His working relationship with national, regional and constituency executives and the rank and file of the party has endeared him to many of our party supporters", he added.

The bye-election in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency will be held on January 31, the Electoral Commission announced.

The statement from the EC said the date was agreed at an emergency meeting of the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) on Monday, December 24.

The seat became vacant following the death of the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Constituency, Emmanuel Kwabena Kyeremateng Agyarko.

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