US trained Ghanaian lawyer Eric Deladem Alifo will be praying to be second time lucky when he faces off with four-time Member of Parliament for Ho West in the upcoming parliamentary primaries of the National Democratic Congress in the constituency.
The lawyer who has been combining his private practice with his private legal aid work at Help Law Ghana is running again after his failed attempt in 2019.
To emerge the NDC candidate for 2024, Eric Delanyo Alifo will have to beat off competition from others including four time MP for Ho West Emmanuel Bedzrah who will be seeking a fifth term as MP for the area.
Lawyer Deladem Alifo would have to among others convince NDC delegates that he is the right person to take a bet on going into the 2024 elections.
Lawyer Alifo is convinced that he is the right person to end what he sees an onslaught on the Ho West seat by the New Patriotic Party in the constituency.
He points to the increasing votes tally of the NPP in the constituency and the fact that the governing party won five polling stations in the constituency as evidence that the incumbent MP is losing ground in the constituency.
Lawyer Alifo believes that the NPP is harnessing the hope of pulling off a Hohoe type heist of the Ho West seat because of their improved performance in the last elections.
“Sadly, in the 2020 general elections, notwithstanding that I had campaigned vigorously for the MP, he still lost grounds heavily, and ceded 5 polling stations to the NPP candidate, Dr. Togbe Mfodwo, who in addition to winning a historic 5 polling stations, also won over ten thousand (10,126) votes.”
“Clearly, the historic 10,126 votes and the emerging pockets of NPP strongholds in the constituency is giving tremendous confidence to our NPP opponents that they may pull off something like the Hohoe tricks on us in Ho West as well in the 2024 general elections.”
“This is a potential threat to our party, and not only must we stop the NPP in poaching more of our youth, but we must also work very hard to win back some of those they have already captured,” Mr. Alifo stated in a writeup he sent to radiogoldlive.com.
To back his argument that he is the best person to end the NPP’s onslaught, Lawyer Alifo fell back on what he said was massive youth mobilization in the last primaries and subsequently when campaigning for the MP in the 2020 elections.
He said his message of hope resonated loudly in the constituency and is convinced that he remains the candidate of the people.
Eric Delanyo Alifo says his ambition is to be an MP who “advocate strongly for the equal development of the constituency and the Volta Region as of other parts of Ghana.”
He assures that he will champion development in his constituency when given nod.
Eric Delanyo Alifo was called to the Ghana Bar in 2009 after earlier calls to the New York and New Jersey Bars in 2007.
He acquired a Juris Doctorate (JD), Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan in the United States.
After a short private practice with the AB David Law, upon his return to Ghana in 2009, Eric Delanyo Alifo worked as Counsel and Researcher at the Constitution Review Commission (CRC) in 2010 before establishing HelpLaw Ghana to provide free legal services to the poor and less-privileged Ghanaians.
Lawyer Alifo is also Partner at Manna Goldfield Legal Consultancy in Accra.
Lawyer was the first Secretary of NDC TEIN of KNUST serving in 1993/1994.