Obour Ready For Asante Akyem Seat

Bice Osei Kuffour


The Managing Director of Ghana Post, Bice Osei Kuffour, popularly known as Obour, is set to make a second attempt at the Asante Akyem South Constituency seat, on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

According to him, his candidacy will focus on creativity and hard work, particularly in creating job opportunities for the youth in the constituency.

Obour, who will be picking the nomination forms for the parliamentary primaries, noted that, “I am committed to ‘Breaking the 8’ and determined to contribute to its success. It’s unacceptable for the NDC to perform better than us in our stronghold, Asante Akyem South.”

He noted that the NPP has been losing votes compared to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the constituency, which is worrying, as the party approaches the crucial 2024 elections, hence his decision to contest to increase the margin of the votes for the NPP.

He added that he has plans to provide skills training and lobby for developmental projects using his extensive networks, adding that, “As a leader, I  believe in the importance of advocating for strategic projects, and representing the concerns of constituents in Parliament.”

Obour also highlighted the untapped potential of the Asante Akyem South Constituency, which is home to high-profile personalities and talented individuals. He also promised to leverage this potential for the overall development of the constituency, and work closely with chiefs and opinion leaders to bring progress.

Mr. Kuffour, who contested in the last NPP parliamentary primaries but lost by a narrow margin of 58 votes to the sitting MP in 2020, said, it is time to wrestle the seat from the incumbent MP who has held the position for three successive terms but has little to show for representing the constituency.

“Breaking the 8 is not just a slogan but an attainable goal we have set for ourselves as a political party, and I am committed to working very hard to make it happen. It will be a great history to be a part of, and I am leaving no stone unturned to help achieve that,” he stressed.

Obour further expressed confidence that the delegates would support him this time, as he remained committed to the party even after losing in the previous primaries.

“When I lost in the last primaries, I did not abandon ship but worked tirelessly with the MP and constituency executives to canvass for votes. I have also consistently provided support for the local party in its activities, and the constituents,” he stated.

He further pleaded with the delegates who play a crucial role in the party’s fortunes, to vote massively for him to lead the constituency into the 2024 contest.

The NPP has announced the final leg of its internal elections to elect parliamentary candidates in constituencies where the party has sitting Members of Parliament (MPs) on Saturday, January 27, 2024.

Nominations for aspiring parliamentary candidates for the election in those constituencies would open on Wednesday, December 20, 2023, and close on Monday, December 25, 2023.


By Daniel Bampoe