April 21, 2015

Incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for the Awutu Senya West constituency, Hanna Tetteh stated clearly that she “not scared” facing New Patriotic Party’s aspiring parliamentary candidate, George Andah in the 2016 elections.

The former Chief Marketing Officer at MTN, George Andah has expressed optimism about unseating Hanna Tetteh if given the nod to lead the NPP in that constituency saying, “I do not believe that the Awutu-Senya West seat is safe for the NDC.”

Hanna Tetteh who has been elected as an MP for the area on two different occasions has said she is unperturbed by any candidate the NPP brings onboard to face her.

She was responding to a question by Citi Breakfast Show host, Bernard Avle.

Are you scared? “No!” she responded.

Worried? “No!” she insisted.

“The NPP was going to have a candidate anyway and was going to try as much as possible to get the best candidate to contest for the seat. That’s the nature of politics, so that’s nothing unusual as far as I’m concerned.”

“I’ve been in this business for a while. The election is not about me neither is it about George Andah, it’s about the people of Awutu Senya West and the choices they make. And so for me it’s focusing on the constituency and making sure that as far as I am concerned they are in a position to make an assessment of my performance and take their decision on that basis.”

Though Hanna Tetteh who doubles as the  Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration conceded that her ministerial position is affecting how regularly she would have loved to interact with her constituents, she said  “knowing that, I make an effort as much as possible when I have about a week continuously to go to the constituency over the weekend and engage, but I have a good organization in the constituency.”

She also noted she has a formidable team of NDC members in her constituency who work assiduously to ensure that the people of his area benefits from the better Ghana Agenda in her absence adding that: “politics is not about a person, it’s about organization and structures and numbers and I have a great team I work with and I think they do a very great job.”