A former minister for Gender children and social protection, Nana Oye Bampoe Addo has described herself as the best candidate to lead the NDC in the Adentan constituency touting her vast experience in human right advocacy.
In 2019, the human right lawyer contested in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary primaries in the Adentan constituency but lost to the sitting member of parliament, Mohammed Adamu Ramadan.
But, Nana Oye is confident of securing a victory in her comeback.
On Tuesday, Nana Oye submitted her nomination forms to the NDC party officials to contest in the upcoming May 13th parliamentary and presidential primaries and went ahead to launched her campaign in a bid to lead the NDC in Adentan into the 2024 general elections.
Hundreds of excited party supporters holding placards accompanied the human right activist to march through some streets to the Adentan party office of the NDC.
Addressing journalist, Nana Oye Bampoe Addo said “I am the best candidate as their member of parliament because of my experience, I have vast experience in law making, I have analysis laws, drafted laws, the domestic violence law, I was part of the advocacy, the disability act I was part of the advocacy, human trafficking law I was part of it, I helped to draft the affirmative action, as a minister, I presented the affirmative action bill to cabinet and then to parliament, I was the convener for the freedom of information act in Ghana and I lobbied and advocated for the freedom of the information act, I am the best candidate”.
She continued “I have worked hard, and it is the constituents who will determine whether I am competent to able to be elected as parliamentary candidate and I am seeking their votes, Nana Oye is a mother for all, Nana Oye is accessible and Nana Oye would serve with diligence, excellency, honesty and integrity to the people of Adentan”.
The former Gender, children and Social protection minister during the erstwhile president John Mahama administration outlined projects she would lobby for the constituency if given the nod and subsequently win the 2024 elections to become the member of parliament of Adentan constituency.
Top on her agenda is jobs for the teaming youth of Adentan.
“I am here to ensure our infrastructure is improved, that we have a tertiary hospital, we convert school junction into an ultramodern transport terminal, that we also have a second senior high school at Adjiringanor, I am also here to ensure that we get jobs, we have a lot of youth in Adentan I am here to procure jobs to help create jobs for the youth in Adentan. Jobs is the topmost priority for us in Adentan and I am in the best position to support the procurement of jobs for the people of Adentan”.
Nana Oye Bampoe is facing stiff competition from the incumbent Member of Parliament, Mohammed Adamu Ramadan and Linda Assibey Awuni.
Story by: Emmanuel Coffie/Radiogoldlive.com