The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has asserted that the party will welcome the Member of Parliament for Fomena, Lawyer Andrew Amoako with open arms if only he reapplies to be with the party again, thereby leaving the fate of the MP in his own hands.
It could be recalled that the incumbent Fomena MP in 2016 won the parliamentary seat on the ticket of the NPP but lost woefully lost the 2020 NPP primaries to Philip Ofori-Asante.
The Party after the primaries advised all members who lost not to go independent but Mr. Amoako turned a deaf year to the advice and went Independent in the 2020 parliamentary elections and emerged victorious despite the NPP running campaigns against him.
General Secretary of the NPP, John Boadu, speaking to the media averred, the leadership of the governing party will decide whether to welcome Mr. Asiamah back to the fold.
“He still insists that he is a party member but by his actions, he forfeited his membership. He can reapply, he can decide to join us. It is not a decision that can be taken by another body on the National Executive Committee. It is early days yet but if he clearly shows up to join the party, we will take him through the process and see what can be done about it”, he explained.
At the end of polls on Monday, December 7, 2020, Mr. Asiamah managed to obtain 12,805 of the total votes cast by beating his contenders – Philip Ofori Asante of the NPP and Christiana Appiagyei of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who polled 10,798 and 2,608 votes respectively.
Akufo-Addo had said it will be in the best interest of the people of Fomena if Mr. Amoako Asiamah goes back on his decision to contest the parliamentary election as an independent candidate.
The President said he will ensure that Mr. Amoako Asiamah is comfortable in his next government should he change his mind.