Firebrand New Patriotic Party (NPP) member, Richard Kwasi Nyamah, last Wednesday, 9 August 2023, filed nominations form in Kpandai, in Northern Region, to contest in the primary of the party.
The filing was done on his behalf by his campaign manager, James Kpejal, the former DCE of area and his campaign team.
His reason for contesting the seat again, Mr. Nyamah pointed out, is to give a new face with new and fresh ideas to the people of Kpandai to recapture it from the NDC, having sacrificed
since 2012 to ensure unity in the constituency and also helped to ensure the NPP won and retained the seat twice, before losing to the NDC in 2020.
Asked what makes him think he will win the primaries to lead the NPP in the 2024 contest, he stated that his trump-card is his promise to pay all polling station executives, area coordinators and constituency executives as well as council of elders and patrons monthly when he becomes the MP.
His promise, which has similarly been made by Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanten, a presidential aspirant of the NPP whom Mr. Nyamah doubles for as a spokesperson has received wide acceptance among the delegates of Kpandai who think they deserve to be paid for their sacrifices to the party over the years.
He further stated that when he becomes the MP for Kpandai, he would dedicate his entire MP’s common fund to the Agricultural sector as majority of his constituents are farmers and fisherfolks.
Mr. Nyamah first contested the Kpandai NPP primaries in 2011 but lost. Subsequently, the NPP won the seat from the NDC for the first time in 2012. Mr. Nyamah played a pivotal role in the victory of the NPP that year.
In 2015, he passed the opportunity to contest and rather chose to let the NPP candidate go unopposed, he repeated this act in 2019 when NPP opened nominations with the explanation that the NPP was holding the seat and he did not want to cause disunity in the constituency by contesting