Samia to contest Jomoro seat again

Samia to contest Jomoro seat again

Disappointed CPP Presidential aspirant, Samia Nkrumah has now turned her attention to contesting the Jomoro parliamentary seat again in the November elections.

Speaking on Accra based Kasapa FM, Samia revealed her intentions to contest for the MP seat she once occupied.

The daughter of Ghana’s first President lost massively to Ivor Kobina Greenstreet in Saturday’s CPP presidential primaries at the Trade Fair in Accra.

She managed only  579 votes as against Greenstreet’s 1,288, while the others, Joseph Agyapong and Bright Akwetey secured 83 and 42 votes respectively.

According to Samia contesting for MP will give her the chance to serve serve her party again. “I would be happy to serve my party in any way possible, including going back to Jomoro.”

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The former chairperson of the Conventions Peope's Party (CPP) also noted that she wants the party to be independent of the NPP and NDC.

“I wanted the party to be independent at all times and so the forces against the independence of the party fought against me. There is evidence of how I made sure the party always had a different position from the NDC and NPP on matters of national interest at all times,” she said.

Samia was defeated by the NDC’s candidate in the Jomoro contest in the 2012 elections.

 

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