Amewu affirmed NPP parliamentary candidate-elect for Hohoe

John Peter Amewu, the Minister of Energy, has been affirmed as the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) parliamentary candidate for the Hohoe Constituency in the Volta Region.

He is making his third attempt to represent the people of Hohoe in Parliament and was heralded for bringing development to the area and acclaimed as a valuable asset whose work in government stood tall.

Mr Amewu, who contested for Parliament in 2004 and 2008 has been described by some constituents as a good candidate in a wrong party, secured 20.10 per cent and 22.37 per cent of votes cast in his first two attempts encouraged the people of Hohoe to look upon the development he brings to the community and give him the mandate to work for more.

He is celebrated for bringing streetlights to the Hohoe Municipality and also donated vehicles to some state institutions, paying school fees for constituents among others.

 The acclamation was done at a gathering of party delegates and supporters at an extraordinary constituency conference in Hohoe.

Makafui Woanyah, the Volta Regional Chairman of the NPP, called on party members, supporters, faithful, delegates, well wishers and sympathisers to campaign to support and assist Mr Amewu in his bid.

“Mr Amewu should be in parliament to drive more development to the Hohoe constituency, he is not new to any of us, we are all witnesses to the good works he is doing in Hohoe and its environs, it will only be prudent for us to send him to parliament to continue the good works,” he stressed.

Benito Owusu-Bio, a Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, who was full of praise for Mr Amewu for his excellent performance whenever he is invited to answer questions in Parliament, observed that Mr Amewu had all that it took to be in Parliament and perform better than the incumbent Member of Parliament for Hohoe.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Hohoe Constituency executives in their message of solidarity encouraged their counterparts in the NPP to respect the peace being enjoyed in the constituency and conduct their campaign in a manner that entrenched the peaceful coexistence of the people of Hohoe and its environs since it is their stronghold.

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