Duffuor: “It’s been 12 years of hunger and visionless leadership”
Kwabena Duffuor Jr, a parliamentary hopeful in the Sekyere Afram Plains constituency of the Ashanti Region, has lashed out at the sitting MP, saying the constituency has been neglected for too long.
“It’s been 12 years of hunger, hardship and visionless leadership,” Duffuor told the media after going through a successful vetting process last week.
In what appears to be a family race, Duffuor is challenging his father’s brother and incumbent member of parliament (MP) for the area, Alex Adomako.
He picked the second position on the ballot paper.
No business-as-usual MP
Speaking with journalists, Duffuor Jr stated that calls by delegates and constituents to represent them in parliament motivated him to contest.
“The [vetting] was very smooth. I am number two on the ballot and it is a divine selection.
“Sekyere Afram Plains needs an MP who can mobilise resources and make things move. The constituency needs a businessman who can take risks… The constituency is so far behind that you don’t need a business-as-usual MP,” he said.
I’m not alien
“They say I am alien; I was there since 2012… We have a teak plantation and factory at Sekyere Afram Plains and we have employed delegates and constituents. How can I be an alien?
“There were people who never campaigned during the 2020 election. They never campaigned in the constituency, but their names have been found in the register, but we leave that to God,” he said.
The opposition party will select a presidential candidate and parliamentary candidates ahead of the 2024 polls. The parliamentary primary has, however, been suspended in 15 constituencies including the Adansi Asokwa, Manhyia South and Mampong in the Ashanti Region.