The individuals identified themselves as concerned electoral coordinators and polling station executives picked the form on Tuesday, 1 August where they also unveiled “Dzamesi for 2024 Campaign”.
Some political friends of former Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kofi Dzamesi have picked nomination forms for him at the party’s constituency office in Dzodze, Ketu North constituency of the Volta region.
After picking the form, spokesperson of the Dzamesi for 2024 Campaign, Charles Agbezuke said they have thoroughly engaged stakeholders in the party including community based groups, market women and community leaders who have all rooted for Kofi Dzamesi, hence the need to make him parliamentary candidate for the area in next year’s elections.
The supporters issued a press statement after picking the form and signed by Charles Agbezuke.
The statement noted that the former minister is the best person to represent the NPP in Ketu North constituency because he has changed voting patterns in the constituency since he came to the scene in 2004.
“Since 2004 when Kofi Dzamesi contested the parliamentary election for the second time, his votes have seen a significant increase. He polled 27% in the 2004 general elections, 31% in 2008, 38% in 2016 and a whopping 45.7% during the 2020 elections”.
The supporters further said they need a candidate who can win the seat for NPP and Kofi Dzamesi is the right person.
“A strong parliamentary candidate has the potential to increase the presidential votes and for the Ketu North Constituency, Kofi Dzamesi has demonstrated on four occasions that he can help the party achieve its aim by not only increasing the presidential votes but to win the seat in 2024”.
The statement also called on the national leadership of the party not to only focus on the flag bearer but also focus on parliamentary candidates.
“To break the 8, the NPP must put its best foot forward not by only electing a flag bearer that resonates with the masses and possess the magical solution to Ghana’s problems, the party must also field strong parliamentary candidates across the country to increase the presidential votes”.
Kofi Dzamesi has contested the Ketu North constituency on the ticket of the NPP four times, 2024 will be his 5th time. According to election history in the constituency, he has increased both parliamentary and presidential results for the NPP since 2004.
He is currently the chief executive officer of Bui Power Authority and a commercial farmer too.