An aspiring Member of Parliament for the Korle Klottey constituency, Philip Addison, has taken on the incumbent member for the area, Nii Armah Ashitey, describing him as a “silent Member of Paliament (MP)” who does not have the interest of the people at heart.
He said the constituency under the leadership of Nii Ashitey had seen less development.
A situation he noted was impacting negatively on the living standards of the people.
“We have an MP in this constituency, nobody sees him, nobody hears from him. He is a silent MP. There are quite a lot of issues in this constituency which needs tackling like the floods. I have not heard from the MP. I haven’t even heard from him in Parliament.”
“In Parliament there were statements made by MPs. Our MP should have been the first to make a statement on the issue, but he didn’t talk,” Lawyer Addison said in an interview yesterday.
When asked if Nii Armah’s silence was enough to vote him out of Parliament, Mr. Addison said “he belongs to another party so they will deal with that when it came to the general elections; certainly, I think that he has not done enough for this constituency”.
Mr. Addison is hoping to contest the Korle Klottey parliamentary seat on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party, but he has to see off competition from Valentino Nii Noi Nortey, a former constituency chairman and Samuel Nii Adjei Tawiah, a two-time parliamentary aspirant of the party.