Sam Pyne eyes Suame seat

The Chief Executive of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Samuel Pyne, has conditionally announced his intention to contest the Suame Constituency primaries of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the event that Osei Kyei-Mensah- Bonsu, the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for the Suame parliamentary seat decides not to contest.

The incumbent Suame lawmaker has announced at various fora that he might not seek re-election.

The Mayor, in his bid to fill the envisaged vacuum, has reportedly announced that he would contest the NPP parliamentary election at Suame if MP Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, who doubles as the Majority Leader, declares he would not contest as MP for Suame anymore.

Already, posters have emerged on social media to firm his intention.

Mayor Samuel Pyne has commended the Suame MP for his role in the NPP as incredible, describing him (Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu) as an asset, not only to the NPP, but Ghana as a whole.

Mr. Sam Pyne has announced that he would contest the NPP parliamentary election in the area if the Majority Leader declares he would not contest as MP for Suame Constituency anymore.

The former English teacher of Kumasi Anglican Senior High School (KASS) and former Ashanti Regional Secretary of the NPP seeks to tap his rich experience in local governance, expertise in Public Administration and politics in his new bid for the Suame seat.

Mr. Samuel Pyne, Mayor of Kumasi since October 5, 2021, holds an M.A. in Local Government Administration and Organisation (LGAO) from the local Government Institute in Accra. He also holds M.A. in Governance and Sustainable Development (GDS) from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Cape Coast and a Bachelor of Education in English education from the University of Education, Winneba.

Mr. Pyne was the Chairman of the Search Committee of Saint Louis College of Education in January, 2021 and serves as Council Member, Saint Louis College of Education from 2019 to date.

Mr. Sam Pyne is a Member, Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) and a  Director of the Adutwumwaa Foundation, an NGO and once served as a Lecturer (English Education) at UCC.

In the political circles, Sam Pyne has served as Campaign committee member of the New Patriotic Party (Ashanti region) for 2012, 2016 and 2020.

He is a Member of the National Council, National and Regional Communication team and National Training Team of the New Patriotic Party since 2010.

Sam Pyne has also been a Member of the Regional Training Team since 2004 and served as a Ward Secretary (NPP), Old Tafo Suame Constituency, from 1992 to1998, after which he became the Polling Station Chairman Suame Constituency from 1998 to 2010.

He has been exposed to Best Practices in Corporate Governance by the Ministry of Finance in December 2019 and also experienced Functions, Roles, Good Practices: Colleges of Education (N.C.T.E 2019) and Political Communication (Conservative Party United Kingdom, 2016 ).

Meanwhile, the Majority Leader has affirmed that he has stated severally on many platforms that he would not contest the next Constituency primaries.

He said in spite of mounting pressure on him to rescind his decision, it remained unchanged at the time The Chronicle sought clarification from him at the weekend hence Sam Pyne’s conditional interest in the Suame parliamentary seat.


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