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George Andah to challenge Hannah Tetteh for parliamentary seat

George Andah

A leading member of Pressure Group Occupy Ghana, George Andah has expressed his intentions to challenge the incumbent Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya West, Hannah Tetteh in the 2016 general elections.

The former Chief Marketing Officer of MTN Ghana, who confirmed this to citifmonline.com said he was ready to serve the constituency and the country.

andah

Asked about the tall order of challenging an experienced and popular incumbent who is also the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, he said: “I believe I am ready to serve my country, my constituency and the idealogy I believe in. I don’t think this is about beating A or B.It’s about putting myself up to serve, and hopefully crossing the first step of being selected as the parliamentary Candidate for the NPP.”

“I am no angel but I have always been guided by certain values and principles and I believe that … my experience puts me in a good place to serve Ghana. I am with the new Ghanaian who believes that right is right and wrong is wrong irrespective political background you may have or political leader you admire,” he said.

Before Andah gets the nod to challenge Hannah Tetteh for the seat he has to win the NPP Parliamentary primaries which has been set for May, 24th, 2015.

Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Minister, Hanna Tetteh

Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Minister and MP for Awutu Senya West Constituency, Hannah Tetteh

Hannah Tetteh won the Awutu Senya West constituency seat in the December 2012 parliamentary election by 55.47% of the total votes cast as against Oppey Abbey who managed to poll only 44.53 %.

She served for one term as National Democratic Congress(NDC) Member of Parliament on the opposition benches and did not contest her seat in the next election.

She however returned to Parliament in 2013 after winning the seat in 2012.

By: Marian Efe Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana

2 comments

  1. Ebei, so can’t we have a genuine civil society movement lead by people who dont have hidden political ambitions? Occupy Ghana – middle class technocrats and intellectuals indeed..They are just partisan hypocrites.
    I hope she gives you a sound beating in 2016.

  2. Kwabena Sarfo-Panin

    Perhaps he might have recognized he can effect more substantial and systemic change by operating within the existing political system? Being in civil society and then attempting to garner political position should not be constructed or perceived as mutually exclusive activities. Perhaps he has just opted for a different arena to express and manifest the same principles, impulses and values that led him into active civil participation in the first place.

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