NDC supporters

Former Independent Parliamentary Candidate for the Tema East Constituency in Election 2016, Theophilus Nii Ankamah Densu-Tetteh, has rejoined the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

According to him, he resigned from the party in 2016 to prove a point that the party structures at the time were not working.

“I actually returned to my mother party in the build-up to Election 2020 after Mr Isaac Ashai Odamtten, the current Member of Parliament (MP) for Tema East Constituency won the party’s primaries and sought for my support.

“The MP reminded me that we are both from one mother and father so why were we trying to divide ourselves in the Constituency; we can do it better when we come together,” he explained.


Mr Densu-Tetteh told the Ghana News Agency in an interview at Tema that he had no intentions of contesting in any race like primaries while Mr Odamtten remained as the NDC MP.

Mr Theophilus Nii Ankamah Densu-Tetteh contested the 2016 election as an Independent Candidate

“I may consider contesting only if the MP, Mr Odamtten, decides not to contest for the seat again,” he said.

In a related interview, Mr Odamtten told the GNA that Mr Densu-Tetteh was coopted in the capacity as an aide; he has shown commitment to the party’s cause and had been part of all activities of the party.

“If a party member is ready to serve, you must allow and I am proud of the contributions he is making and I am happy to refer to him as my aide because the reality is he is giving me a lot of assistance,” he said.

“I came into the NDC Primaries from the background as a former TMA Metropolitan Chief Executive Officer so I understood a few challenges of the constituency and I didn’t have to be self-concerted to believe that I can do it all so recognizing his track record I approached him and smoked the peace pipe.

“I told him in the past if nobody saw your talent, I know what you are made of, and you carry something that can help the cause of the NDC in Tema East,” Mr Odamtten noted.

According to Mr Odamtten, his election as MP was won by the people as God brought a lot of people his way to help and was grateful to them for their support in capturing the seat and believed together the constituency would develop.