Jubilation at Adansi Asokwa …as K.T. Hammond wins parliamentary primary
Veteran politician Kobina Tahir Hammond, on Saturday, proved his critics wrong, when he polled 238 votes as against 180 by his opponent, Mr. Sammy Binfo, in a hotly contested New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary primary, the first in some twenty years.
While his critics called for his exit after being on the seat close to twenty years, K.T., as he is affectionately called, had insisted that he had done so much for the people in the constituency, and for that matter they expected him to continue to be in Parliament to help address their numerous concerns.
When he was declared winner after close of voting and collation of votes effected, there was wild jubilation by his supporters through the streets of Adansi Asokwa, forcing drivers plying the Kumasi-Cape Coast highway through the town, to temporarily stop or effect ‘a go slow’ so as not to harm the people.
Speaking to The Chronicle, Mr. Hammond said almost every project in the constituency was either provided by him personally or the NPP administration, a situation that made some of his friends refer to the Adansi Asokwa Constituency as “K.T. Hammond Constituency.”
He expressed his appreciation all those who, in diverse ways, supported him to win the primary. “Having come out successfully in the primaries, I am encouraged and strengthened to do more to improve the lives of the people in the Adansi Asokwa Constituency,” he added.
From Frederick Danso Abeam, Adansi Asokwa