Member of Parliament for the Manhyia South Constituency in the Ashanti Region, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has filed his nomination forms to contest for the 2024 parliamentary elections.
His filing is the fifth time running in contesting the seat since 2008 when the constituency was Manhyia; winning in all contest, making him the longest serving Member of Parliament in the constituency.
Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, who is the Energy minister, filed the nomination at the newly-constructed constituency office at Ashanti New Town on Wednesday, December 20, 2023.
His forms were accompanied with GH¢3,000 and GH¢35,000 for the costs of nomination forms and filing fees respectively.
Presenting his forms, NAPO, as he is affectionately called in the political circles, expressed his gratitude to the constituents for their unflinching support.
Humbly speaking to the constituency executives and party supporters, NAPO could not hide his appreciation to them for “making me what I am today.”
“I have been running as the MP for the four conservative times through the support you always show me. My ministerial portfolios I have held are all by the support from you (supporters). I will be always grateful to you, I am proud of you,” NAPO soberly said.
The former Education Minister also took the opportunity to seek the delegates’ mandate in endorsing his candidature in the parliamentary primaries in January 27, 2024.
“I am here to submit my filled nominations forms, along with the fees. I would also like to seek your usual supports and votes during the parliamentary primaries to be held next year. I will continue to serve you wholeheartedly to improve lives in the constituency,” Hon NAPO appealed.
Receiving the forms, the Manhyia South constituency chairman, Mr Richard Ofori Atta, thanked the Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh for for fulfilling the obligations of the party to contest.
Mr Richard Ofori Atta stressed that the constituency executives will not stop anyone from picking nomination forms, adding, the office is open for anyone who is interested to do so.
Source: otecfmghana.com/Francis Appiah