NPP founding member set to contest Sunyani East Parliamentary Seat as independent candidate


Sunyani, May 03, 2024 

Mr. Ransford Antwi, a founding member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Sunyani has declared his intention and willingness to contest the Sunyani East Constituency Parliamentary seat as independent candidate in the coming 2024 general elections.

His intention was following a numerous appeal and calls from Associations and the masses in the Constituency on him to contest and change the face of their representative in Parliament. 

Also a native of Sunyani, Mr. Antwi was a key communicator for the NPP in the 1990s in the former Brong-Ahafo Region, together with esteemed personalities like Nana Obiri Boahen and Mr. Wilson Benneh, now the (Drobo-Omanhene).

Mr. Antwi is a popular football administrator, an entrepreneur and the Chief Executive Officer CEO of Suncity Radio and Suncity Imperial lodge in Sunyani. 

The electorates in the Sunyani East Constituency would decided by their votes on December 7, between Mr. Antwi, Mr. Sied Mubarak, the NDC Parliamentary Candidate and Mr. Kwasi Ameyaw-Cheremeh, the incumbent Member of Parliament. 

According to Mr. Antwi “after years, months, weeks, and days of attentive listening, intense engagements and sober reflections, I’m left with no other choice than to say YES to the numerous calls and invitations as well as my inner call, to contest as an independent candidate for the Sunyani East constituency”. 

He told news in Sunyani saying, “I view the numerous appeals to contest as an invitation to join the masses in our collective battle to remove the albatross of underdevelopment that has been hanging around our necks for some years”.

Mr. Antwi said “we are simply embarking on a Sunyani East Project, inspired by the legacy of our forefathers grandfather’s/grand mothers and I declare that I AM READY”. 

He said in arriving at the decision to offer himself for election, he seek no personal rewards or recompense.

“This is about the future of our constituency and I pledge that l will not fail you in the discharge of my duties as an MP should you elect me into office”. 

Mr. Antwi explained his cardinal objective is to sacrifice his innate gifts and resources for the betterment of the people in the Sunyani East constituency. 

Fortunately, “I posses the passion, commitment, and competence necessary to excel in advancing the welfare of the constituents on whose shoulders l seek to become a Parliamentarian”, he emphasized.

He expressed gratefulness for the overwhelming support and encouragement received from eminent personalities and the Sunyani community at large and assured to serve the people with integrity. 

“Your faith in me fuels my determination to serve with integrity and diligence”, he said.

Mr. Ransford Antwi as NPP Communicator 

“My track record as a founding member of the NPP and my good relationship with prominent members of the NDC is well documented”. 

He further explained that he and esteemed personalities like Nana Obiri Boahen and Mr. Wilson Benneh, now the (Drobo-Omanhene) were the key communicators of the NPP in the 1990s in the former Brong-Ahafo Region. 

“I believe the time has come for us to stand firm and challenge the forces that prevent our constituency, in spite of its outstanding contributions and commitment to the nation, from enjoying its fair share of the national cake”. 

He noted and admits it’s not going to be an easy task, but was optimistic “with togetherness, and by dint of hard work, selfless sacrifices, and the yearning not to fail, will strengthen us to overcome every hurdle that stands against us in our forward march”, adding that, “I have the conviction that history is beckoning at us”.

Mr. Antwi was determined to go all out to redeem the Sunyani East Constituency from the phenomenon of neglect in terms of development, though admitted the financial muscles of the two big political parties he is going to contest against. 

“While I recognize the financial might of the major parties I am up against, I am confident that my sense of patriotism, sound judgement, and selfless dedication will shine brighter than their resources”.

He therefore call upon all constituents of Sunyani East to “put the welfare and development of our constituency above party affiliations and join me in this noble endeavor to rescue our constituency”. 

To all NPP supporters who have been disappointed by bad leadership in the constituency, to all NDC supporters looking for a credible candidate who can wrestle power and to all independent voters looking for a selfless candidate, Mr. Antwi announced “I offer myself as a credible partner”.

“Lend me your hands and let us strive together for the leadership you have been yearning for. Let us unite and work towards a brighter future for Sunyani East. With your support and our collective efforts, we can overcome any challenge that lies ahead”, he hopped. 

“Unfortunately I’m not resourced enough to be able to afford contesting on a party ticket”, Mr. Antwi told those thinking he should go on a party ticket.

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