Over 400 delegates join Collins Amankwah to file papers… as challenger struggles for attention

Clad in their famous MP’s t-shirt, delegates in the Manhyia North Constituency showed their  love for Hon Collins Owusu Amankwah as he filed his nomination exactly 2pm Friday afternoon.

Numbering over 400, the delegates in a procession from Krofrom marched their MP to the precincts of the Agyeboat Center to enable him complete the process of making his intention of a 3rd term bid clear.

Wearing a red shirt to signify the moment last Friday which was Valentine’s day, Hon Amankwah responded to cheers and danced to jama songs from the famous Katanga students from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)

Presenting his nomination papers and a bankers draft of the stipulated amount to be paid to the party, Hon Amankwah said he was determined to lead the NPP party as its parliamentary candidate for the 2020 general polls.

“I am poised to continue with my mandate of working to secure prosperity for the people of Manhyia North”, the youthful MP intimated.

Nana Gyambibi, a member of the constituency’s council of elders and member of the elections committee of Manhyia North received the nomination papers of the incumbent MP.

He noted that the MP had by his filing completed the process of seeking for the mandate of the people for a third time.

The elder, however, stated that after onward submission of the forms by him to the Regional Executive body, the vetting process would commence.

He thanked the MP for showing his belief in the democratic ideals and procedures of the NPP party.

“I on behalf of my other colleagues in the council of Elders group would want to commend Hon Collins Owusu Amankwah for fulfilling all procedures and tasks required of anyone who wants to lead the party as MP”, Nana Gyambibi posited.

But in sharp contrast to the atmosphere and enthusiasm that characterised the event when the incumbent MP filed his nomination, Akwasi Konadu, a parliamentary aspirant at Manhyia North also filed his papers same day with a low keyed activity.

Showing up at the Airport roundabout offices of the NPP with a handful of supporters, the aspirant who nearly contested as an independent candidate when he lost to Hon Amankwah in the 2016 internal polls filed his forms to the excitement of his followers who are mostly non-delegates at the Manhyia North constituency.

So far the incumbent, Hon Collins Owusu Amankwah and Akwasi Konadu have picked forms to compete and to also get the nod of delegates on April 25th to represent them in  Parliament.

Meanwhile, as part of activities marking the filing of nomination  by the incumbent, Hon Amankwah organised a health screening exercise for the aged.

About 400 of these elderly went through the processes while others who were not on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) had the chance to be registered as others renewed their insurance at no cost.

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