Popular TV personality and NDC parliamentary aspirant for Tarkwa-Nusaem Kwame Dzokoto, has said that he is still reeling from the shock of losing the seat to NPP's George Mireku Duker.
He stated in an interview on StarrFM that his loss was quite the unexpected turn of events considering how well he was received during his campaign in the constituency.
"Actually, it was a shocker because I was very well received during my rounds and I didn’t attack anybody’s personality during my campaign. I had a very clean campaign while my opponent on the NPP ticket resorted to personal attacks telling people I am a concert man and all sorts of things," the TV presenter said.
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He stated that he wanted to use his popularity and and personality to develop the area, which was why he opted to run for a parliamentary seat because he saw the area as underdeveloped.
He added that he had been confident of his win because he had already started working on a number of developmental projects in the constituency.
“The roads in the central business area in Tarkwa were in a very bad state so I fixed them as soon as I won the primaries. A lot of work is also being done in the Tarkwa Township,” he said.
He added that, “....I believed I could use my status as a parliamentarian to advance the cause of the arts and creative industry. For example, if a radio presenter isn’t being paid well, I could talk on their behalf and I could help push some of the laws in showbiz”.