October 14, 2010

The Member of Parliament for Asikuma Odobeng Brakwa, P.C Appiah Ofori has stated that he has no intention of seeking for re-election in the up-coming 2012 elections.

He became the Member of Parliament for the constituency on the ticket of the NPP, in the year 2001 and is currently serving his third term in office.

The MP, who is an anti-corruption campaigner and have been described by some persons as an eccentric character, has been severally criticized for his ‘abusive comment’ made against the Paramount Chief of the Oguaa Traditional Area, Osaberima Kwesi Attah 11, when Nana Akufo Addo, was prevented from exchanging pleasantries with the Chiefs at the recent Oguaa Fetu festival.

PC Appiah Ofori’s defiant posture and refusal to apologize to the Chiefs and People of the Oguaa Traditional Area, has set people wondering and assessing his political future and the possibility of him retaining his parliamentary seat.

But speaking to Ghanamps.gov.gh, the Member of Parliament for Asikuma Odobeng Brakwa, PC Appiah Ofori, stated that he believed he had served his constituency effectively, bringing about a lot of development to the area, and it was time to step down for others to continue.

‘’This is going to be my last tenure as a member of parliament for the constituency, I need to move on with my life and venture into other activities’’, he said.

He however discounted any suggestion that his recent outburst had dwindled his political fortunes and that his decision not to seek for re- election was to avoid any embarrassment at the 2012 election, as defeat was starring him in the face.

Story by : Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh