There have been speculations and publications in the last few days regarding Former JOY FM’s morning host-Kojo Oppong Nkrumah’s intention to contest for the MP seat of Ofoase-Ayirebi constituency on behalf of the New Patriotic Party (NPP)—eyeing the 2016 elections win to be able to make it to the next parliament.
Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has taken to his facebook to confirm this—and has explain his decision to enter the political room, saying, “[i]n Ghana today many of us complain about the ills of our nation. However, few of us are willing to offer ourselves to be part of the process of fixing these ills. Many of us think nothing can be done. Others think the costs will be too high.”
Read below for his full statement…
I will like to officially announce that I will be running for the Parliamentary Candidature of the New Patriotic Party in the Ofoase-Ayirebi constituency.
My decision to run for public office is not one I have made lightly. I have weighed the calls and encouragements to run, against the potential risks and discomforts of Political life. I have spent weeks consulting with delegates and members of my community and my family.
In Ghana today many of us complain about the ills of our nation. However, few of us are willing to offer ourselves to be part of the process of fixing these ills. Many of us think nothing can be done. Others think the costs will be too high.
After careful consideration, I am of the view that many more of us can put aside our personal needs and take up a challenge higher than ourselves. I believe that many more of us who are unhappy with the status-quo must step up and be part of the process of fixing our problems.
In the weeks ahead therefore, I will be going through my party’s nomination, filing and campaign processes ahead of the June 13 parliamentary primaries. I hope I will be successful at the end of the day so I can contribute my quota directly to my party, my constituency and my nation.
I thank all persons and groups who have already expressed support and well wishes for this decision. I will count on their support in my campaign. I thank my family for agreeing that I take up this challenge.
Together we can win this primary. Together we can win the 2016 election. Together we can turn around the fortunes of this constituency and our nation.
Thank You and Lets get to work.