Godfred Banin, the Obuasi West Constituency Organiser, who was also eyeing the Municipal Chief Executive position has congratulated his opponent and President’s nominee, Hon. Elijah Adansi Bonnah.
The Minister of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development, Dan Botwe released the list of nominees for Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) on Sunday afternoon. In the list, Hon. Elijah Adansi Bonnah, the current MCE of Obuasi was named.
Godfred Banin, last year, contested against the current Member of Parliament for Obuasi West, Hon. Kwaku Kwarteng, during the Party’s constituency primaries. After he failed to garner majority of the votes, he congratulated the winner. This time around, he has congratulated his opponent in the race for the august position.
In his statement, he thanked his supporters and pledged his allegiance to the party. Read the full statement below.
CONGRATULATIONS TO HON. ELIJAH ADANSI BONAH
Foremost, I would like to thank H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the New Patriotic Party for giving me the opportunity to apply and go through the MMDCEs selection Process. I was part of four (4) people who applied for the MCE position, Obuasi Municipal and made it thus far. Indeed, I am grateful for the opportunity.
I would like to also thank each and everyone of you for the support, the prayers and well wishes through out the selection process.
Kindly permit me to say Ayekoo to all those who supported and guided me, that is my political fathers, mentors, family, friends, opinion leaders, party people, youth groups among others, I am eternally grateful .
To everyone in the municipality, we must forget our differences in order to promote our collective progress for the common good. Whichever divide you belong or belonged to, let us join hands to positively advance the welfare of our people, that’s the essence of leadership. Let us be each other’s keeper, treat one another with respect and love, for we fight ourselves at our own peril.
Some of us were born into the NPP family and NPP is the only party we have known since childhood. I will continue to serve the NPP in good faith and fate. Therefore, if you support or supported me and if you love me, respectfully do not engage in any mayhem, abusive or ill intents that will bring the name of the party into disrepute. NPP is the beacon of democracy and the only party we have.
There is work to be done and the focus turns immediately to working and ensuring the mandate of the President is a success and more so, to ensure we break the eight (8). Let us rally behind the President’s nominee and on this note, Hon. Elijah Adansi Bonah, unreservedly, I say congratulations. Whatever support you may need, you can count on me.
Godfred Banin – Obuasi west constituency organiser and MCE Aspirant