December 27, 2023

The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency, Lydia Seyram Alhassan has declared that another defeat beckons the parliamentary candidate of the National Democratic Congress, John Dumelo in the 2024 presidential and parliamentary elections as she files her nominations form on Christmas Day.

Maa Lydia as she is affectionately called by her constituents filed to recontest New Patriotic Party (NPP) primaries for the party ticket in her quest to retain the seat.

She was mobbed by hundreds of party delegates, sympathizers and residents of the constituency as she maneuvers her way through the crowd to the party office at Dzorwulu to file her form.

The Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency Secretary of the NPP, Alhaji Seidu Issah Sawadogo received the forms
Addressing the crowd after the successful filling of the nomination form and a procession along some principal streets of Dzorwulu, Hon Lydia Alhassan expressed gratitude to her constituents for acknowledging her efforts and supporting to represent them once again.

“First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to my constituents because they are all appreciative of the good work that I am doing and that I have done so far, so for that reason they think and they will never allow any other person to come in now but for me to continue what I am doing”, She said.

The confident looking Maa Lydia who is also the First Deputy Majority Whip in Ghana’s Parliament believes the party delegates will give her an overwhelming endorsement on January 27, 2024 at the primaries to enable her continue her good works as the general elections draws closer.

The Ayawaso West Wuogon lawmaker outlined numerous projects executed by her and those lobbied for by her outfit for the constituency in the areas of education, health, sports infrastructure, road networks among others as the basis for her believe.

She indicated that despite the challenge of securing land for projects in the area, some successes have been achieved.
These include the first ever SHS and other educational facilities, the completed Abelenkpe AstroTurf and those under construction as well as the several road projects she championed by her.

“As you are aware, for the first time in the history of this constituency the issue of land is scarce so putting up a new educational facility such as SHS is very difficult but by the grace of God come March we are commissioning the first SHS in this constituency.

“We have put up a hospital, we have added more schools, as for roads it is all over. There are astroturfs and more. For this reason, the constituents thought it wise for me to continue what I am doing…I will continue being their humble servant”, Hon Lydia stated.

Hon Lydia Seyram Alhassan is also involved in several philanthropic gestures to all manner of people including students, market women within and outside the constituency.

She recently organized free driving lesson to thousands of students of the University of Ghana where she regularly visits and distributes food and other items to the students at her own expense.

The Ayawaso West Wuogon MP first entered parliament through a bye-election in 2019 following the death of Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko.

She won the 2020 parliamentary election against John Setor Dumelo of the NDC.

Hon Alhassan is optimistic that the January 27, 2024 NPP primary contest with a former constituency youth organiser, Samuel Owusu Amankwah is a mere formality to pave the way for her to give the NDC’s John Dumelo a showdown on December 7, 2024.

The MP was accompanied by constituency executives who bought the form for her lead by its chairman, Alhaji Osman Iddrisu and all 11 Area Coordinators.

Others include the NPP Greater Accra Regional Womens Organiser, Grace Acheampong, MCE for Ayawaso West Municipality, Sandra Ahenkora Owusu and a former Constituency Chairman, John Twumasi.