Date: August 10, 2020
By: Araphat Dimah
The NPP Sissala East Parliamentary candidate, Issahaku Amidu Chinnia has said he is the best option to lead the Constituency as the next Member of Parliament among his kin contenders.
According to the Deputy Upper West Regional Minister his contender contesting on the ticket of the People’s National Convention, PNC, Kingsley Kanton is his uncle from Tumu, and Mohammed Bataglia Issah who is also contesting on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress, NDC is his grandfather from Bugubelle.
He has therefore stated that “among us, the person who can lead both of them at this time is Amidu Chinnia so, they can wait for now”, he said
Addressing a large crowd of party supporters and sympathizers during the launch of “Friends of Amidu Chinnia, FoCA” on Agust 7, 2020 at the Tumu Community Center, he also said despite not been the Member of Parliament for Sissala East in this regime, he was appointed as the Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, expressing optimism that should he be elected into office he would be given a higher position in NPP’s next government, which would provide him better chances to negotiate and lobby for progress to his Constituency.
“Already I am not an M.P but President Akufo Addo has made me the Deputy Regional Minister. It is an indication that if you make me your M.P, 2021 Nana [Akufo Addo] if he doesn’t give a higher position and then he would maintain me”, he said.
He also said it would be unwise to vote for either of his contenders to come into office given that their party Presidential candidates have slim chances of winning the December 2020 Presidential elections.
“Undoubtedly, President Akufo Addo would win the December 2020 elections. So, ask yourselves between Amidu Chinnia, Bataglia, and Kingsley under Nana Akufo Addo’s government who can go to Parliament and conveniently walk to President Akufo Addo and his minsters and lobby for development for Sissala East?… There is no way John Mahama would win the 2020 elections. He has been Vice President and President for 8 years and Ghanaians have seen what he can offer. And Ghanaians have also seen what Akufo Addo can offer in just 4 years. Akufo Addo’s 4 years is better than John Mahama’s 8 years.”
He continued and said “if you also vote for Kingsley Kanton knowing the fact that his party has no strong grounds at the top or from the National level and so, would he go to Accra to support NPP or the NDC because he doesn’t have a father at the national level”, he observes.