#PuseElections Bantama MP's resignation not true - NPP

On Saturday, the MP for Bantama Constituency Henry Kwabena Kokofu announced his resignation from the party and contest the parliamentary election in December as an independent candidate

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The Ashanti Regional Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has said the resignation of the Member of Parliament for the Bantama Constituency is not true.

Sam Payne said in a media interview that the party is treating the news as a rumour since the MP has not communicated his decision to resign from the party to the NPP secretariat.

“It’s not true, he has not written any letter to us, we haven’t received any letter from him,” he said. “I’m waiting on the EC to give us the details of all those who have filled so we know the truth.”

On Saturday, the MP for Bantama Constituency Henry Kwabena Kokofu announced his resignation from the party and contest the parliamentary election in December as an independent candidate.

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In a statement, the MP said he will rejoin the party if he wins the seat as an independent candidate.

He said: "I wish to formally communicate to all stakeholders of the NPP that, I resign as a member from the party with effect from today. I wish to thank all who supported me during my time as a candidate and also a member of parliament for the Bantama constituency.

"I have to embark on a personal project and I think it will be a rightful decision to resign and concentrate fully on this mission.

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"I feel many people now question my loyalty to the NPP; upon my decision to run as an independent parliamentary candidate. I equally doubt that, I can remain loyal to the party and it is prudent I resign and then focus on my personal mission.

"Though I hope to win, but, I would rejoin the party in the event that I loose the upcoming election. Therefore, I call on all my family members and supporters to leave the NPP and rally behind me as I undertake this personal project. I know it will be though, but, I hope to win and I want my supporters to know that, I will do everything within my capacity to win.

"To my supporters, I urge you all to vote massively for me and any other political party of your choice. I represent Bantama now and not any political party."

Mr Kokofu filed his nomination forms on Friday, September 30 which was the deadline for filing of nominations.

His decision to contest an independent candidate has shocked many of his constituents, with some calling him "judas."

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