January 31, 2012

The Member of Parliament for Odododiodoo constituency, Jonathan Nii Tackie Kommey has refuted rumours that he is intends to contest as an independent candidate following his loss of his seat to Nii Lante Vanderpuye in the just ended NDC Parliamentary primaries.

The MP said he does not have any reason to challenge the decision of the delegates who decided on whom they want to represent them in Parliament, adding that his commitment to the NDC party remains unwavering.

The NDC party has warned that defeated candidates who go independent will swiftly be sacked from the party.

The election in Odododiodioo constituency was one of the places that attracted a lot of interest as Nii Lamptey Vanderpuije, a Presidential Staffer who was rumuored to have the backing of the Castle and vowed to unseat the incumbent. The campaign prior to the voting was characterized by a lot of tension between supporters of the two candidates.

Nii Tackie Kommey lost his bid to contest on the NDC’s ticket after he secured only 71 votes, against the 389 votes polled by his contender Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye.

In an interview with Adom News, stated that the delegates reposed trust in him by electing him on two occasions to represent them in parliament and if they have decided to throw their weight this time around behind someone else then he must respect it.

Spelling out some of the projects he initiated for the constituency, he emphasized that his defeat will not stop him from prosecuting other projects to realize the better Ghana agenda.

Hon. Nii Tackie Kommey assured of his commitment to work hard to ensure victory for the NDC party in the upcoming December general elections.

Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh