September 3, 2015

Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma South constituency in the Greater Accra region, Hon. Fritz Baffoe, will not seek re-election to the legislature during the 2016 parliamentary elections.

Accordingly, he has decided not to pick nomination forms to file his candidature to contest during the November 7 parliamentary primaries of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Hon. Baffour, who is also the Chairman of the Defence Committee of Parliament, disclosed this in a telephone interview with Today yesterday and hinted he is likely to exit active politics.

The former broadcaster hinted he might just go back to his former profession.

Though, he did not make it clear his reasons from retiring from politics, information gathered by this paper revealed that Mr. Baffoe’s decision is to pave way for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Dr. Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, to contest the primaries and lead the area in the next Parliament.

It also emerged that Fritz Baffoe considers the mayor as an efficient leader who deserves the chance to lead the constituency and to bring his track record to bear as far as development of the area was concerned.

However, residents say his decision not to contest this time is to avoid suffering a crushing defeat from the mayor whose popularity keeps soaring by the day among NDC members and non-members alike.

Source: Today