Maame Afia Akoto, an aspiring Member of Parliament for the Okaikwei North constituency in the Greater Accra Region, has selected the Number 3 slot on the ballot for the upcoming New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary primaries on December 2, 2023.
Following the vetting process and subsequent balloting, the former Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) secured the Number 3 position on the ballot paper.
She was accompanied by numerous party supporters and sympathizers to the vetting grounds, which were held last Saturday at the NPP’s new Greater Accra Regional Office in Teshie.
In a post on her Facebook page on Sunday, she said, ‘’When you say a prayer, please say one for me too. I believe in servitude and have done so all my life. This is the time for me to do it better for my people in OKN…’’
According to her “I am not here for the camera, but to serve from a place of love for the voiceless, our children and struggling parents. Please pick up your phone and call the delegate you know in OKN to join the winning team and the selfless lady Afia Akoto. #3’’.
She added, “I am a woman of Prayer and understand the battle is not of man, but of God. Yes!!!! The Trinity God, the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (3) has again given me a token of his involvement’’.
Afia Akoto faces intense competition in the race for the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate for the Okaikwei North Constituency. Incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for Akuapem North, Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah Adjei, currently serving her second term, is among the strong contenders in the battleground.
Notably, Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah-Adjei, the incumbent MP for the Akropong Constituency in the Eastern Region, has chosen to contest in the Okaikwei North Constituency in the Greater Accra Region instead of Akropong. This decision stems from Sammi Awuku’s pursuit of the Akropong seat, leading to a shift in her electoral focus to Okaikwei North.