The Upper East Regional Minister Ms. Tangoba Abayage has been advised by the Member of Parliament for Navrongo Central constituency Joseph Kofi Adda to hold her horses in her bid to contest for the Navrongo Central seat on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party(NPP)
Credible information available to MyNewsGh.com indicates that Ghana’s Former Ambassador to Italy and now Upper East Regional Minister is lacing her boots to face-off with the current Member of Parliament who doubles as the Aviation Minister.
Though Ms.Tangoba Abayage prior to this moment declined to publicly declare her intention and subtly dispelled rumours that she was eyeing the Navrongo Central seat, sources within the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the constituency say all is set for her to join the race.
“For us to retain the seat, she is the best we can put forward,” a party constituency executive who pleaded anonymity told this news portal.
It has however emerged that, the current Member of Parliament for the area Mr. Kofi Adda had long ago been sleeping with his eyes open over the intention of the Regional Minister to put up a ‘fight’ against him while she was far away in Italy serving then as Ghana’s Ambassador.
Speaking on Bolgatanga based A1 Radio on Monday monitored by MyNewsGh.com, Joseph Kofi Adda prevailed upon his prospective contender to reconsider her decision.
“I want to tell her that this is not her time. It is not yet time for her to join this contest” he said.
According to him, plans to block his re-election to Parliament were hatched far away in Italy by some key members of the party in his constituency including the current Municipal Chief Executive for Navrongo Williams Adum.Related Posts
While suggesting that some executives of the party have been ungrateful to him by joining the fray to end his job in parliament, an obviously disappointed Kofi Adda said “I don’t see it as betrayal but the normal things that we suffer when we help people and they later turn against us.”
He further expressed optimism of winning the parliamentary primaries nonetheless.
Joseph Kofi Adda became MP for the Navrongo Central constituency in 2003 after winning a by-election.
He replaced the then MP John Setuni Achuliwor in Parliament after his death.
He was subsequently re-elected to Parliament in 2004 and 2008 but lost to former Interior Minister Mark Owen Woyongo in the 2012 general elections.
He returned and unseated Mark Owen Woyongo in the 2016 elections.