By Bernice Bessey .
A Lawyer and Board Member of the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET), Nana Wereko-Ampim Opoku, has picked nomination forms to contest the Ayawoso West Wuogon Constituency seat on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Nana Wereko-Ampim Opoku, who is also an Executive and Human Resource expert and has served the party at the constituency level as a member of the Council of Elders, picked the form on Friday, December 22, 2018 to contest the seat in the upcoming bye-election.
Due to the number of years he has served the party at various stages and capacities, Mr Opoku deems himself the most suitable person to retain the seat for the NPP.
Nana Wereko-Ampim Opoku is competing for the seat with several others who have also expressed keen interest in representing their constituents in Parliament as law-makers.
The seat in question became vacant due to the demise of Emmanuel Boakye Agyarko, last month, and per constitutional demands, a bye-election must be held for his replacement.
However, Nana Wereko-Ampim Opoku, being one of the long standing members of the party and having lived in the constituency for many years, believes he makes no mistake in putting himself out as the best candidate for the seat.
During interaction with the media after picking the forms, Mr Opoku said he was compelled to put himself in the contest because the elders in the areas felt he was the best person for the job, he concurred.
He said though they have mourned the late Member of Parliament for some time now, it was also important that all interested individuals come to contest the vacant seat.
The lawyer described the constituency as an electoral area full of nobles, adding, “So if we want someone to continue with the good worka of Hon Agyrako, we need someone with a noble character, a unifier and can appeal to students of the University of Ghana, who form 30 percent of the electorate.”
Mr Opoku is married with five children, and attended the University of Ghana and the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, has done other professional courses in notable institutions in Johannesburg, Dublin, Ireland, and London.