Member of Parliament for Bantama Constituency in Ashanti Region, Daniel Okyem Aboagye, says the achievement of the incumbent government has put fear in opposition the National Democratic Party.
Daniel Okyem Aboagye

Member of Parliament for Bantama, Daniel Okyem Aboagye, has said he will defeat Deputy Chief of Staff Asenso-Boakye in the upcoming parliamentary primaries of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).

The incumbent MP said he asked Mr Asenso-Boakye to rescind his decision to contest him so he could go for a second term but he wouldn’t budge.

To that end, the lawmaker said he has intensified his campaign to ensure that he defeats the deputy chief of staff in the April internal polls.

Deputy Chief of Staff, Asenso-Boakye
Deputy Chief of Staff, Asenso-Boakye

Mr Okyem Aboagye told Accra based Accra FM that: “I taught him and his wife, at Tweneboah Kodua Secondary School, economics and government at the A Level (1995-96) and, so, he is my younger brother.

“I won a historic 89 per cent for Akufo-Addo in 2016 and, so, if Nana Akufo-Addo says four for him, then me too, four more for me. I am older than him but in politics, he is older than me but I will defeat him.

“I pleaded with him that because of the interest of Bantama, he should let me go unopposed but he didn’t accept that. I approached him for us to collaborate in competition not because I am afraid of him but I did it out of respect for him and in the interest of Bantama stability for progress.

“So, now, let us face it off at the polls, we will see what will happen in the polls.”