January 28, 2012

The Member of Parliament for Adenta, Kojo Adu –Asare says he is to blame for his own defeat during Saturday’s constituency primaries as he went contrary to the word of God.

According to him, he defied God’s earlier word instructing him not to re-contest his seat in an election in that primaries that was to be keenly contested.

The affable and soft spoken MP Hon. Adu – Asare caused a stir in political circles when he presented a letter to the constituency chairman of the party at the Constituency’s general meeting in which he informed the party of his decision not to run anymore and subsequently came public on the issue.

He explained that he took that decision because he had realized his primary objective of contesting the 2008 elections that was to wrestle the Adenta seat which had been occupied by the NPP for a while, adding that having achieved that aim; he believes it is time to hand over the baton for another person to continue with the good works that he has started.

However in a sharp u-turn barely two months after his earlier declaration, the MP announced that he had rescinded his decision and now interested in seeking re-election, an action that was met with mixed feeling from his constituents including his constituency chairman.

Speaking on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo’ show on Monday, Hon. Adu-Asare who lost woefully to Nii Ashie Moore by 17 votes to 70 votes stated that though he is aware that his supporters are disappointed by his loss, he is happy with the outcome of the election, since as a Christian he believes God orders his steps and does what is best for him.

“ I know the Lord has not finished with me because I’ve lost this election, this is a stepping stone for me to greater heights, I’m not on my way out but rather on my way up, God is certainly going to use me for something great’’ he said.

He noted that it will require extra effort from the candidate elect to retain the Adenta Seat for the NDC as the NPP candidate Frances Asiam, is a experienced and formidable politician who has a good knowledge of the Adenta constituency terrain.

Hon. Adu –Asare assured of his commitment to work hard to ensure victory for the NDC in the impending December elections.

Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh