Foreign affairs minister, Hanna Tetteh has stated that she is not worried about the decision of George Andah, a leading member of Pressure group, #OccupyGhana, to contest her for the Awutu Senya West parliamentary seat on the ticket of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2016 elections.
Andah on March 30, 2015 declared his intentions to contest the seat and is expected to give the former trade minister some stiff competition if his candidature is approved.
Speaking to a cross section of the media Tuesday, Ms Tetteh said “The NPP was going to have a candidate anyway and was going to try as much as possible to get the best possible candidate to contest for the seat.
“That is the nature of politics so that is nothing unusual, as far as I am concerned,” she stated.
In her view, it is the mandate of the people of the constituency to determine what they want in a leader and make the right choice.
“I have been in this business for a while. The election is not about me and neither is it about George Andah. It is about the people of Awutu Senyah West and the choices they make.
“And so for me, it is focusing on the constituents. And making sure that they are in the position to make an assessment of my performance and take their decision on that basis,” she added.
When asked if she had time to do some ground works in the constituency given her busy schedule as Foreign minister, she responded: “Not as much as I would have if I had a position that kept me more in the domestic arena.
“But I have a good organization within the constituency and I think they do a great job”.
She is, however, definite she would run again if the people give her another chance, a privilege she does not take for “granted.”
“This is first about the NDC and the people of Awutu Senyah West to endorse me as their candidate and I don’t take that for granted. I hope they will but, I don’t take it for granted”.
Andah who was instrumental in the successes of MTN Ghana and Guinness Ghana limited has been vocal on national issues in recent times.
He currently manages his own private consultancy firm.