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Fomena Independent MP-elect: I’ll sit with NPP side in 8th Parliament – Amoako Asiamah

The independent Member of Parliament elect (MP) for the Fomena constituency in the Ashanti Region, Mr. Andrew Amoako Asiamah says he will sit with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) side in the 8th Parliament, beginning January 7, 2021.

He made the disclosure in an interview with the Parliamentary press corps in Parliament House on Wednesday [December 16, 2020], reports Graphic Online’s Parliamentary correspondent Nana Konadu Agyeman.

“I’m part of the family [NPP] and I’m going back to that family,” Mr Amoako Asiamah said.

Publicly breaking his silence on which side of the next Parliament he will sit, Mr Amoako Asiamah revealed that members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have already reached out to him to align with them same as those from the NPP.

But he said he has already indicated to them that he will sit with the NPP in the next Parliament.

Mr Amoako Asiamah is the incumbent MP for Fomena and entered Parliament on the ticket of the NPP.

He however re-contested his seat as an independent candidate and polled 12,805 votes, defeating the NPP candidate Mr Philip Ofori-Asante who got 10,798 votes and the NDC candidate Christina Ama Ranson B. who had 2,608 votes. Another candidate Eric Appiagyei had 158 votes.

The total votes cast was 26,616 with 26,369 valid votes and 247 rejected ballots.

Source: graphic.com.gh

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