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2016 polls: NPP MP resigns, goes independent

Henry Kwabena Kokofu has resigned as a member of the NPP

The NPP Member of Parliament for Bantama in Kumasi Henry Kwabena Kokofu has announced his departure from the opposition party.

He will therefore contest the December polls as an independent candidate.

In a statement, the MP who lost the party’s primaries said he is confident of retaining the seat on his own.

“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”.

Kwabena Kokofu who is serving his first term in parliament lost the constituency primaries with a little over 60 votes to one Daniel Aboagye.

Below are details of his statement:

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.

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.

Signed 
Henry Kwabena Kokofu 
Former parliamentary Candidate 
Bantama constituency

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