The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) says it has not been officially notified about the resignation of its incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for the Bantama constituency Henry Kwabena Kokofu.
The legislator who lost during the constituency primary last year in his bid to return to parliament in a letter dated October 1 2016 stated, “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 lose 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”.
But Regional Secretary of the party Sam Payne said that, “it’s not true, he has not written any letter to us, we haven’t received any letter from him.”
According to him, the incumbent has vowed to work with the elected parliamentary candidate for the Constituency, Wofa Atta, to attain victory for the NPP in the coming general elections expressing surprise to the new twist in events.
“You said they are speculations right, let’s keep it at the speculative level, let them speculate. I’m waiting on the EC to give us the details of all those who have filled so we know the truth”, he said.