September 20, 2011

The Member of Parliament for Asokwa Maxwell Kofi Jumah has pooh poohed the decision of the Spokesperson for the erstwhile Armed Forces Revolutionary Council, Osahene Boakye-Gyan, to contest the Jaman South National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary primary in the Brong Ahafo Region.

He has described Boakye Gyan’s move as nothing but a mere political joke which is meant to bring some humour to the tension which is gradually building up in local politics prior to the upcoming 2012 elections.

Major General (Boakye Gyan) Rtd who once was the second most powerful person during the rule of the military junta in 1979, filed his nomination last week to contest the upcoming 2012 on the ticket of the ruling NDC party.

His decision has been met with mixed reaction from section of the public due to his continuous criticism of the NDC party on whose ticket he now wants to contest.

In 2008, Osahene vied for the seat as an independent candidate but lost to the incumbent MP Yaw Maama Afful, who was elected on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Speaking on Peace FM’s Krokrokoo on Tuesday 20th September 2011, the Member of Parliament for Asokwa, Kofi Jumah stated that should Boakye Gyan go ahead to contest on NDC’s ticket he would have done his little brother Kyeremeh Gyan who was killed allegedly on the orders of Ex President Rawlings a great injustice.

“How on earth can you have anything to do with a party whose founder reportedly gave instruction for your kid brother to be killed? I’m sure this man is just treating Ghanaians to a good joke with this announcement’’ he said.

Hon. Kofi Jumah was however confident that should Boakye Gyan receive endorsement from the NDC party he would not be able to wrestle the seat from the incumbent NPP MP who is doing a great job in the Jaman South constituency.

Kwadwo Anim/