The immediate-past managing director of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Kwame Agyeman-Budu is reportedly making good inroads to unseat incumbent MP for Ejisu and Deputy Finance Minister, John Kumah.
The ruling party is expected to conduct internal parliamentary and Presidential primaries this year and Ejisu Constituency is one of the areas poltical watchers say could be contentious.
Former ECG MD who has the support of key traditional and political stakeholders in Ejisu intends to challenge John Kumah for the seat amd sources say he is making good progress since.
This comes after some Members of the New Patriotic Party in the Ejisu Constituency petitioned the party over a recent Polling station elections held claiming it was illegal, hence calling for fresh polls to take place.
According to the group, led by one Ntim Twumasi Kwaku who led a demonstration against the party recently, addressing a presser said the recent polling station election conducted was unlawful and illegal.
He lamented that one pressure group known as “Young Patriots” a fan club of the MP for Ejisu, John Kumah, on the blind side of the Constituency Executives, and in complete disregard for procedural rules, were captured declaring other known members of the fan club as elected polling station executives for the various polling stations in the constituency, deep in the midnight, when there had not been any legitimate election.
The above allegations among others contained in a petition filed to the office of the General Secretary of the NPP to investigate.
Schools Quiz, BECE support
While there is contention over polling station executives, another group known as “Friends of Agyeman-Budu” held a quiz for some basic schools in the Ejisu municipality to push their candidate Budu.
Mr. Agyeman-Budu himself had earlier donated some 3,300 mathematical sets to 3,200 pupils through the Education director to all heads of the 52 basic schools within the Ejisu municipality.
During the schools quiz, Mr Agyeman-Budu, appealed to parents in Ejisu to embrace the flagship programme of the Akufo-Addo government, Free SHS, and to ensure that their children take advantage of the policy.
The inter schools quiz competition was organized between the Asotwe M/A primary/JHS, Asotwe R/C primary, Bomfa Methodist primary/JHS and Akyawkrom JHS. The competition took place at Asotwe.
At the end of the competition, Bomfa Methodist Junior High school emerged winners for JHS category while Asotwe primary school secured the first position for the primary category.
The municipal chief executive for the Ejisu municipality, Samuel Oduro Frimpong has been commending Mr Kwame Agyeman-Budu and his group for showing commitment towards quality education in the municipality and appealed to citizens to emulate their gesture.