For the information gathering by MyGhanaMedia has indicated the Constituency Chairman for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at Fomena in the Ashanti Region, Mr. Akwasi Nti has resigned.
According to the Chairman, he has resigned due to health complications.
His decision to resign was contained in a letter to the rank and file of the party including President Akufo-Addo.
In a letter sighted by smartandstuck.com it stated that the resignation comes as a result of doctor’s advise “to take leave of active politics”.
Being able to serve in various positions, Mr. Nti believes it is time to pave way for others to also serve the party.
“Notwithstanding my resignation, I want to give the firmest assurance that I will continue to support the party in all capacity and make it possible in consolidating the gains made since the formation of the NPP”, he wrote.
“It has been a great honour serving my people and the Great Elephant Family”, he added.
Mr Akwasi Nti joined the NPP party in 1992 as a ward youth organizer. He later rose through the ranks of ward Chairman, a constituency organizer and currently the Constituency Chairman for the party.
In the run up to the 2020 elections, there was a serious misunderstanding between party executives and Lawyer Andrew Asiamah Amoako who happens to be the Member of Parliament for the Fomena Constituency.
Aftermath of the disagreements resulted in Mr. Asiamah contesting as an independent candidate
The decision moved the leadership of the NPP from Accra to Fomena including President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to appeal to him to rescind his decision so that the NPP’s selected candidate, Philip Ofori-Asante could have had an upper hand in the December 7 election.
President Akufo-Addo for instance went to the extent of impressing on the chiefs in the area to prevail on Asiamah to rescind his decision, since if he was to win, he [Akufo-Addo] could not work with him as an independent candidate but would rather work with NPP MPs.
Despite Mr Asiamah Amoako being sacked from Parliament some few months to the elections for going s an independent candidate, he won the seat.
He polled twelve thousand, eight hundred and five (12,805) votes, defeating the NPP candidate Mr Philip Ofori-Asante, who garnered ten thousand, seven hundred and ninety-eight (10,798) of the valid votes cast.
The NDC candidate Christina Ama Ranson, had 2,608 votes and another candidate Eric Appiagyei also polled One hundred and fifty-eight (158) of the total valid votes cast. The total votes cast was 26,616 with 26,369 being valid votes cast and 247 as rejected ballots.
This and many other factors we believe has forced Akwasi Nti to tender in his resignation letter to the party.