Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah has declared to contest the Ofoase-Ayirebi constituency on the ticket of the NPP.
Former Joy FM morning show host, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah has officially announced his intention to run as parliamentary candidate for the Ofoase-Ayirebi constituency in the Eastern Region, on the ticket of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).
His confirmation comes after days of media speculations, fueled by his campaign posters on social media.
According to him, he has weighed the “potential risks and discomforts of political life” but upon “calls and encouragements to run”, he has come to the conclusion that he can help fix Ghana’s problems through politics.
“My decision to run for public office is not one I have made lightly. I have weighed the calls and encouragements to run, against the potential risks and discomforts of Political life. I have spent weeks consulting with delegates and members of my community and my family,” he announced on his Facebook page.
He added: “In Ghana today many of us complain about the ills of our nation. However, few of us are willing to offer ourselves to be part of the process of fixing these ills. Many of us think nothing can be done. Others think the costs will be too high.
“After careful consideration, I am of the view that many more of us can put aside our personal needs and take up a challenge higher than ourselves. I believe that many more of us who are unhappy with the status-quo must step up and be part of the process of fixing our problems.”
Oppong-Nkrumah said in the weeks ahead therefore, “I will be going through my party’s nomination, filing and campaign processes ahead of the June 13 parliamentary primaries. I hope I will be successful at the end of the day so I can contribute my quota directly to my party, my constituency and my nation.
“I thank all persons and groups who have already expressed support and well wishes for this decision. I will count on their support in my campaign. I thank my family for agreeing that I take up this challenge.”
“Together we can win this primary. Together we can win the 2016 election. Together we can turn around the fortunes of this constituency and our nation. Thank You and Lets get to work,” he added.