September 20, 2011

Jonathan Nii Tackie-Komme, MP for Odododiodioo constituency, has promised to floor castle-backed Nii Lantey Vanderpuye in the forthcoming parliamentary primaries.

Nii Lantey, an aide to President Atta Mills, had vowed to unseat Nii Tackie-Komme and had reportedly started clandestine campaign in the constituency.

This is in flagrant violation of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC)’s orders that there should be no campaigning in constituencies with sitting MPs until it is so declared. However, speaking to Daily Guide in an interview, the confident-looking MP said Nii Lantey would be no match for him in the primaries.

Nii Tackie-Komme, who won the Odododiodioo constituency seat for the ruling NDC during a bye-election and again in the 2008 general elections, said no amount of intimidation by and cash from the presidential aide would prevent him from retaining the seat.

The MP said, “I would win the seat by the grace of God because the good Book says horses and chariots are prepared for battle but victory comes from the Lord.”

A political showdown is anticipated in the forthcoming Odododiodioo constituency primaries as there has been simmering tension in the area in recent times.

Source: Daily Guide